Scots airport hit with reintroduction of 100ml liquid restrictions by UK Government

Restrictions over 100ml liquids in hand luggage are to be "temporarily reintroduced" this weekend at Aberdeen Airport.

The Department of Transport (DfT) announced the measures will come into affect from midnight on Sunday, June 9, in order for work to improve the "next generation security checkpoints" to take place.

Regional airports across the UK are being affected, including; Newcastle, Teesside, Leeds/Bradford, Aberdeen, Southend and London City airports.

The longstanding 100ml liquid restrictions were previously in place for more than a decade until they were dropped after introducing the high-tech CT scanners this month.

It is unclear how long the rule would be in place for.

A Department for Transport spokesperson said: “From 0001 on Sunday 9th June 2024, 100ml restrictions on liquids will temporarily be reintroduced for passengers travelling from six regional airports where Next Generation Security Checkpoints (NGSC) are in full operation.

“This temporary move is to enable further improvements to be made to the new checkpoint systems and will only affect a small number of passengers. For most passengers, security measures will remain unchanged.

“Passengers should continue to check security requirements with their departure airport before travelling.”

Rory Boland, Which? Travel Editor, said: "The rules around travelling with liquids in carry on bags are becoming increasingly confusing - with different rules at different airports.

"As we enter the busiest travel period of the year, this announcement will only add to passengers uncertainty- and may lead to further delays.

"Travellers should check the latest liquid rules for the airport they are departing from before travelling, to avoid being caught out at security."

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