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Friday, June 15, 2007

Thailand's New Security Measures for Hand-Carry Luggage

Thailand has implemented new aviation security measures for hand-carry bag on all flights departing Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport from 1 June 2007. These measures also apply to passengers making transit/transfer connections in Bangkok. The following restrictions will apply:


Liquids, Aerosols and Gels must be in containers with a maximum capacity of not more than 100ml each. Liquids, Aerosols and Gels in containers larger than 100ml will not be accepted even if the container is partially filled.


Containers must be placed in a transparent re-sealable plastic bag with a maximum capacity not exceeding 1-litre. These containers must fit comfortably within the transparent re-sealable plastic bag, which must be completely closed.
Only one transparent re-sealable plastic bag will be permitted per passenger and must be presented separately for inspection at the security screening point.


Exemptions apply to medications, baby food and special dietary items in Liquids, Aerosols and Gels form. These items will be subjected to additional checks at the security screening point.


Passengers can continue to purchase Liquids, Aerosols and Gels items, such as liquor and perfumes, at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Such purchases will be placed in sealed tamper-evident bags by the shops, with the receipt clearly displayed in the sealed bags.


Passengers are advised to check with their respective airlines and Airports of Thailand website for detailed information on the new measures before they arrive at the airport. To facilitate passengers’ check-in and security screening processes, all passengers are also advised to pack their Liquids, Aerosols and Gels items appropriately in their check-in baggage or hand-carry bag, in accordance with the new restrictions, before they arrive at the airport. More information can be found on DCA (Department of Civil Aviation) website : http://www.aviation.go.th/Thailaw/Notice-24-05-50.pdf


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