Europe Gradually Eliminates Liquid Limit on Planes Thanks to New Scanners

European airports are smoothly lifting the restriction on 100 ml of liquids in carry-on luggage, using the latest scanners to speed up checks

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European airports are beginning to abandon the rule that limited the transport of liquids in carry-on luggage to no more than 100 ml.

Thanks to the introduction of advanced scanners that create three-dimensional images of the contents of bags, checking becomes simpler and faster.

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This change promises to simplify the lives of travelers, saving their time and money, as well as reducing the amount of plastic waste, as passengers will be able to use larger packages instead of many small bottles.

The rule was introduced in 2006 in response to an attempted terrorist attack using liquid explosives on board planes flying from the UK to the USA and Canada. Terrorists planned to use containers of ordinary drinks to create a bomb.

However, with the emergence of new scanners capable of detailed analysis of the contents of luggage, authorities deemed it possible to cancel this restriction without lowering the level of flight security.

The first to adopt the innovation were airports in Durham, Amsterdam, and Rome, and the UK plans to fully transition to the new system by June 2024, although some airports expect this to happen no earlier than 2025. The rule will be gradually abolished over two years after the scanners are installed.

As a reminder, France opens opportunities for global talents through the "Talent Passport" program, offering artists, scientists, and investors a visa that frees them from the necessity of knowing French, thereby starting a new chapter in their lives.

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