It's the norm to have liquids under 100ML, in clear bags, and laptops/electronics have to be out the bag/case etc and still many don't take note, until the last min, and cause backlogs in security but it looks like things are going to change
The current rules have been in place since 2006
The government has set a deadline for major UK airports to install new security technology which would remove the 100ml liquids rule
Rules on taking liquids and laptops through airport security are set to be relaxed, the government has announced.
Major UK airports have been set a deadline of June 2024 to install new airport security that will make the rules on carrying no more than 100ml of liquid in containers and removing large electronics from hand luggage obsolete.
The change means that passengers at most airports across the country will be able to carry liquids in containers holding up to two litres in what will be the biggest relaxation of aviation security regulations in decades.
Travellers will also no longer be required to carry the containers in clear plastic bags, or remove laptops or tablets from carry-on luggage at security checkpoints.
The Department for Transport (DfT) said major airports will instead be required to install new technology that will provide security staff more detailed images of what is inside passengers’ bags. The DfT will set out new legislation around the changes in Parliament on Thursday (15 December).
“By 2024, major airports across the UK will have the latest security tech installed, reducing queuing times, improving the passenger experience, and most importantly detecting potential threats.
“Of course, this won’t happen straight away – this is going to take two years to be fully implemented. Until then, passengers must continue following the existing rules and check before travelling.”