When travelling internationally there are security measures as compared to domestic travel, limiting the quantity of liquids, aerosols, gels and certain powders that can be brought onboard in carry-on luggage. These restrictions do not apply to your checked-in baggage.
International requirements for liquids, aerosols and gels in carry-on luggage
There are restrictions for items such as drinks, creams, perfumes, sprays, gels, toothpaste and other similar substances in your carry-on luggage. The limits are:
- International passengers are only able to take liquids, aerosols and gels in containers up to 100ml, or 100g in size in their carry-on baggage.
- Liquid, aerosol and gel items must be stored in a resealable clear plastic bag measuring approximately 20cm x 20cm.
- Inorganic powders such as salt, talcum powder and sand have a limit of 350ml, or 350g per passenger.
- There is no limit on organic powders made from living matter such as food and baby formula, however, these items must all be presented at the screening point.
To learn more about restrictions and exemptions in relation to powder, liquid, aerosol and gel items in your carry-on baggage, please visit the Department of Home Affairs TravelSECURE.