These UK airports have reintroduced 100ml liquid rule: Read before you fly

08:09 PM | 10 Jun, 2024
These UK airports have reintroduced 100ml liquid rule: Read before you fly

LONDON - In a major change, as many as six regional airports across the UK are set to reinstate restrictions on carrying liquids exceeding 100ml.

The development was confirmed by the Department for Transport. Effective midnight on June 9th, passengers departing from London City, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Leeds Bradford, Southend, and Teesside airports will be impacted by the reintroduction of these measures.

It is to be mentioned that Bristol Airport was scheduled to end the 100ml limit on liquids being allowed in carry-on baggage from June 14th; however, that will now be delayed.

Moreover, most UK airports, including London Gatwick, Heathrow and Manchester, still restrict carrying liquid above 100 ml in hand carry as their new scanners are not yet in place.

Previously, all of the 6 airports airports had installed Next Generation Security Checkpoints (NGSC), enabling them to eliminate the liquid restriction. These advanced CT scanners provide a detailed 3D image of the contents of passengers' bags and passengers were much relieved. 

Mark Harper, the transport secretary, addressed the evolving situation regarding liquid restrictions, urging airline passengers to verify the rules with their respective airports due to some confusion surrounding the changes.

Harper, while talking to BBC, emphasized that while the reintroduced rule affects only six regional airports, approximately 6% of travelers will be impacted.

The official clarified that for most of the passengers, there will be no alteration to the existing regulations.

The transport secretary highlighted that the rule's reinstatement was temporary, attributing it to ongoing updates and enhancements to airport scanning equipment to maintain high levels of aviation security.

The 100ml liquid rule was imposed after the botched terrorist plot targeting flights from London to the US using homemade liquid explosives.

As far as the adoption of technology is concerned, the government originally informed all UK airports to upgrade to the new scanners by 2022, but the deadline was later moved to June 1st this year. Interestingly, major airports were subsequently allowed to miss the June 1st deadline also. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 25 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 25, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 293.5 and selling rate is 297.2 while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 351.45 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.05 and Saudi Riyal at 72.95.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.65
Euro EUR 293.5 297.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 351.45
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.05 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.95 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.58 748.58
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 39.91 40.31
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.67 36.02
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.74 916.74
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.38 172.38
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.26 731.26
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.5 77.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 72.95 73.85
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 311.53 314.03
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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