Last Updated: November 9, 2006, 8am EDT
The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security has determined that there is a high risk of terrorism against U.S. civil aviation, and the need for extra restrictions to assure the security of air travel.
In order to address the higher risk, the Department of Homeland Security has implemented the following new security measures until further notice.
No liquids, gels, or aerosols of any size are permitted to enter the sterile area through the screening checkpoint or be in accessible property or on your person except:
One clear transparent resealable 1 quart-/liter-size plastic bag (slightly larger than a sandwich bag) containing liquids, gels, and/or aerosols in containers of 3 oz. (90ml) capacity or less per container. The contents of the plastic bag must fit comfortably and the plastic bag must be completely closed/sealed and subjected to x-ray inspection separate from the passenger’s carry-on bag.
Additional screening immediately prior to boarding the aircraft is required if these conditions are not met, or if you interact with passengers who don't meet these requirements.
You may also have the items below, but you must declare them to the TSA at the security screening checkpoint if they are not contained in the plastic bag described above.
You may be subjected to secondary screening if you choose to enter the screening checkpoint with liquids, gels, and/or aerosols on your person or in your carry-on bag. Also, you will be allowed to bring liquids, gels, or aerosols purchased after passing through the security checkpoint, including duty free items, onboard the aircraft.
Examples of liquids, gels, and aerosols included in these security measures:
Here are some more suggestions to help minimize your inconvenience:
We'll do everything we can to give you the information you'll need during this heightened-security period. Check back here for updates.