Dublin Airport working towards removal of 100ml rule on liquids 4 months ago

Dublin Airport working towards removal of 100ml rule on liquids

It may take a little while, though...

Dublin Airport has begun a process of upgrading its existing technology in order to eventually scrap the 100ml rule on carrying liquids within cabin baggage.

Last week, Shannon Airport resumed transatlantic flights for the first time in two years while announcing the removal of the 100ml rule which had been in place since 2006.

Following speculation that other major airports would follow suit, Dublin Airport has indicated it will do, but not for a considerable matter of time.

Citing a "complex process", a spokesperson for Dublin Airport told JOE.ie:

"Dublin Airport’s implementation of the EU aviation security regulation in relation to the 100ml still stands.

"We are currently working towards upgrading the technology within our security process that will allow us to remove this rule.

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"This may take 12-18 months to complete, as Dublin Airport has 30 x-ray machines it will be a more complex process."

Currently, closed containers of 100ml only are permitted at the airport.

Under the latest aviation security regulations, containers of over 100ml cannot be taken through the passenger security screening area and must be surrendered.

Should a passenger need to bring liquids, gels, sprays and pastes in quantities larger than 100ml, they must place them in their checked-in baggage, unless they fall into specific exceptions.

Exceptions include special dietary requirements, baby food or baby milk, and prescription liquid medicines.

Featured Image of Dublin Airport via Sasko Lazarov / RollingNews.ie