You may take only one piece of hand luggage with you on board. As there are no international standards regarding the size and dimensions of hand luggage, you should inquire about in the airline you are flying with.
- they must be in containers not larger than 100 ml and packed in a clear, resealable plastic bag with a maximum capacity of 1 litre (exempt from security screening with the use of dedicated equipment). There is a limit of only one 1 litre plastic bag per passenger.
- liquids, aerosols and gels (in containers larger than 100 ml) intended for use during the travel for medical purposes or due to special dietary requirements, including baby food, may be also taken on board, if a passenger can justify the need to have them during the flight. These substances are subject to security screening with the use of dedicated equipment.
- liquids, aerosols and gels purchased after the security screening at an EU airport, or on board of an EU carrier, must be packed in a special bag (STEB), tightly closed (it shall be packed by a salesperson) with visible proof of purchase or ID of the place of purchase. Substances partially exempt from security screening with the use of dedicated equipment.
- liquids, aerosols and gels purchased after security screening at a third country airport or on board of a third country carrier, must be packed in a special bag (STEB), sealed (it shall be packed by a salesperson) with visible proof of purchase or ID of the place of purchase. The purchased liquids will be screened with the use of dedicated equipment.
Are you going to take any liquids, gels or aerosols which you will not be needing on board, or are you going to purchase any of the listed products before passport control? In such case, we recommend placing these products in the checked luggage before checking in.
Special regulations for carrying liquids, aerosols and gels purchased after security screening at an EU airport.
Liquids, aerosols and gels purchased at an airport after security screening must be put in a sealed bag (STEB) by the personnel at a duty free store or on board with visible proof of purchase or ID of the place of purchase. A sealed package is valid for 3h. It means that passengers who plan to have connecting flights within the EU will be able to carry liquids, aerosols and gels in special bag STEB without the need to subject them to securing screening again at the stopover airport. If the package (STEB) becomes invalid, or if the package is tampered with during the period of 3 hours after placing liquids, aerosols, or gels inside it, the liquids carried will again have to be subject to security screening.
Travelling from a non-EU airport with a stopover at an EU airport – carrying liquids purchased earlier
If you are travelling from a non-EU airport and you are planning to purchase liquids at a duty-free store (after security screening), you need to make sure that they are properly packed in a security tamper-evident bag (STEB) with visible proof of purchase or ID of the place of purchase. For the list of airports where you can board a plane carrying liquids, aerosols and gels which may be exempt from security screening during the transfer at an European airport, provided that they are packed appropriately, see the website of the Civil Aviation Authority at http://www.ulc.gov.pl/en/.