Changi Airport Singapore

Passenger Guide

Guidelines on Hand-Carry Luggage

On 8 May 2007, Singapore implemented guidelines that restrict the amount of liquids, aerosols and gels that passengers can carry in their hand-carry luggage. The guidelines apply to all flights departing Singapore.

Passengers are advised to check-in all liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) that do not meet the new guidelines. Liquids, aerosols and gels in hand-carry luggage should be packed in accordance with the new guidelines, before passengers arrive at the airport.

The guidelines on hand-carry luggage are :

  1. Liquids, aerosols and gels must be in containers with a maximum capacity of not more than 100ml each. Liquids, aerosols and gels in containers larger than 100ml will not be accepted, even if the container is partially-filled;
  2. Containers must be placed in a transparent re-sealable plastic bag with a maximum capacity not exceeding 1-litre. These containers must fit comfortably within the transparent re-sealable plastic bag, which must be completely closed;
  3. Each passenger is allowed to carry only one transparent re-sealable plastic bag, which must be presented separately for examination at the security screening point;
  4. Exemptions will be made for medications (accompanied with an original letter from certified medical practitioners), baby food and special dietary items. These items will be subjected to additional checks at the security screening point.

Passengers are encouraged to check in 2 to 3 hours before their flight (subject to airlines' requirements).

Liquids, aerosols and gels include:

  • Drinks, including water and juices
  • Soups and sauces
  • Perfumes and deodorants (liquid or liquid-solid mixture)
  • Creams, balms, lotions and oils
  • Cosmetics such as mascara and lip gloss
  • Pastes, including toothpaste
  • Pressurised foams and sprays, including shaving foam, hairspray and spray deodorants
  • Gels, including hair and shower gels
  • Contact lens solution
  • Canned food with liquid content
  • Any other items of similar consistency

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