Brits warned to avoid packing these four items in hand luggage this summer

Even with rules on 100ml liquids set to eventually be scrapped from all UK airports, there are still certain items which should be left at home, according to experts
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UK holidaymakers are being advised to keep four specific items out of their hand luggage this summer, even as rules on 100ml liquids are set to be phased out across all UK airports. Some airports, including Bristol, have already implemented this change, but experts at Fulton Umbrellas warn that there are still certain items better left at home.

If not, these could be seized at airport security, leading to a disappointing start to your holiday. Firstly, travellers should be cautious when packing electronics powered by lithium-ion batteries, according to the Express.

While specific rules may vary between airlines, passengers are generally advised to only include electronics in their hand luggage if the batteries are between 100Wh and 160Wh.

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Fulton Umbrellas also suggests ensuring all devices are fully charged and switched off before packing. Additionally, they advise travellers to think carefully about the types of food they pack in their carry-on cases. While many passengers typically pack some food in their hand luggage for the journey or to take home, items such as jams, soft cheeses, and chutneys could be confiscated as they count towards the 100ml limit on liquids, reports the Daily Record.

Furthermore, different nations may impose additional restrictions on certain food types. Therefore, it's crucial to research prohibited items before travelling to prevent disappointment and confiscation.

The firm also advised passengers to think twice about packing certain types of umbrellas in their hand luggage, depending on their size. While there are generally no restrictions on carrying an umbrella in hand luggage, larger 'golf-style' umbrellas could pose a risk, especially in soft cases.

Instead, holidaymakers should aim to pack umbrellas of this size in their checked luggage, freeing up more space for other items in their carry-on case. Lastly, Fulton Umbrellas cautioned tourists who wish to maintain their fitness regime during their holiday to reconsider packing protein powders in their bags.

Although not explicitly banned by airlines, these powders can obstruct the view on X-ray machines, hiding items placed behind them. Consequently, travellers who choose to pack protein powders in their hand luggage might find themselves spending extra time at security, with staff likely needing to manually inspect the case.