New regulation for liquids to go into effect at Turkish airports
Under the latest regulations, which will enter into force at the İstanbul Atatürk Airport and the Sabiha Gökçen International Airport today, passengers will only be allowed to carry up to 100 milliliters of liquids and gels in their hand baggage, providing they are enclosed in a clear sealed plastic bag no larger than 20 centimeters by 20 centimeters.
Bottles that exceed 100 milliliters will have to be left at security, where passengers will be required to show the plastic bag containing liquids and/or gels. They will be required to place them in a separate container to pass through the X-ray machines.
There will be no limitations placed on liquids in checked baggage.
Passengers traveling with babies or young children will be allowed to carry enough milk for the duration of the flight, while passengers who are required to take certain medications will be also be able to take it on board, providing the medicines are in their original containers.
Such passengers may be asked by security to demonstrate the safety of the milk by testing it in front of an official and, in the case of sick passengers, sufficient medical documentation proving they need the medicine will be required.
Leaflets and posters will be placed in airports to inform passengers of the new changes, while introductory films will also be shown. The Civil Aviation General Directorate (SHGM) also contains information on its official website.
SOURCE: TODAYS ZAMAN