Enjoying ad-free content?
Since July 1, 2024, we have disabled all ads to improve your reading experience.
This commitment costs us $10,000 a month. Your support can help us fill the gap.
Support us
Our journalism is banned in Russia. We need your help to keep providing you with the truth.

Larger Volumes of Water to Be Allowed on Airplanes From September

Passengers will still have to stow flammable and high-alcohol-content liquids in their checked baggage. Andrei Makhonin

Passengers boarding flights at Russian airports will be allowed to take more than the previously allowed 100 milliliters of water with them beginning in September, a news report said Wednesday.

Plans to relax the regulation were originally announced by authorities in April, together with rule changes allowing many travelers to leave their belts and shoes on at airport security checkpoints.

The hassle-saving measure comes as a result of domestic airport authorities' decision to install equipment capable of determining liquids' makeup from a distance, Rossiiskaya Gazeta reported.

At present, the rule change will only affect water and will not apply to liquids in metal containers, the newspaper clarified.

Passengers will still have to stow flammable and high-alcohol-content liquids in their checked baggage.

Airport officials have restricted carrying liquids on board planes except in small volumes after British special service operatives prevented a series of terror attacks using so-called "liquid bombs" in August 2006, according to news portal Lenta.ru.

Only baby food and liquid medicine were exempt from the regulations, which were introduced all over the world.

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more