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.

Volumes of liquid permitted on-board

Liquids may be brought with you in your hand baggage. However, 100ml is the maximum container size for each item. The liquids contained inside each container can be from 1-100ml. Each 100ml containers must fit into one re-sealable, transparent 1-litre bag. Only one 1-litre bag is permitted per traveller. The bag must be able to close, so please do not overfill it. Anything larger must be stored in your hold baggage. But don't forget to check if custom rules apply.

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For fast access, we recommend placing your 1-litre liquids bag at the top of your hand baggage. 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:


  • Water
  • Soft drink
  • Fruit juice
  • Face cleanser and toner
  • Shampoo
  • Etc.


  • Body wash
  • Hair gels
  • Lip gloss
  • After sun gel
  • Green soap
  • Etc.

Cream and ointment

  • Moisturiser
  • Eye cream
  • Skin care
  • Suntan lotion
  • Medicinal salves
  • Lip balm and ChapStick
  • Etc.


  • Toothpaste
  • Peanut butter
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Etc.


  • Hair spray
  • Deodorant
  • Spray paint
  • Insect repellent
  • Etc.

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.