Gel, cream, ointment, paste and aerosols: Liquids in hand baggage
Many items fall into the category of ‘liquids’. When you prepare your hand baggage, please check what items are considered ‘liquids’ by cross-referencing the lists below. Doing so will allow you to clear security in a smooth fashion.
Please carry your own hand sanitiser with you in your hand baggage. The capacity of the hand sanitiser container cannot exceed 100ml.
Volumes of liquid permitted on-board
You can take a maximum of 1 litre of liquids in your hand luggage in containers of 100ml each. The liquid content of each container must not exceed 100ml. Please put the liquids, gels, creams, pastes and aerosols in a re-sealable, transparent 1-litre bag.
Anything more or larger must be stored in your hold baggage. But don't forget to check if custom rules apply.
For fast access, we recommend placing your 1-litre liquids bag at the top of your hand baggage. The bag must be able to close, so please do not overfill it. That will help you to speedily clear security.
This is considered a liquid item
Liquid items may be water, soft drinks and fruit juice – but for liquids in your hand baggage, we also mean other liquids like gels, creams, ointments, pastes and aerosols. Here are some examples of items that fall under the liquid rules for hand baggage:
- Soft drink
- Fruit juice
- Face cleanser and toner
- Body wash
- Hair gels
- Lip gloss
- After sun gel
- Green soap
Cream and ointment
- Eye cream
- Skin care
- Suntan lotion
- Medicinal salves
- Lip balm and ChapStick
- Peanut butter
- Hair spray
- Spray paint
- Insect repellent
Don’t forget your water bottle
Many people travel with a water bottle because it’s important to stay hydrated during your flight. However, please ensure that your water bottle is empty before you get to security. After security and the passport control area, you will be able to refill your water bottles at the washroom facilities.
Liquid items larger than 100ml can sometimes travel with you
Exceptions are made for medicines, dietary foods and baby food. If you can prove that you need them, you are allowed to bring an additional supply with you on-board. Please read more about travelling with medicines and baby food in your hand baggage.
Prepare for your flight
What items you can and can’t travel with on the plane
Hold baggage rules and what constitutes an ‘odd-sized’ item
Schiphol is easy to reach by train, bus, taxi and car
You can check in online or at Schiphol. What works for you?
Check your passport’s validity and any visa requirements
Be well-prepared and clear security with ease