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10 August 06

These measures apply at Wick and all other UK Airports

Key Points

  • With immediate effect, the following arrangements apply to all passengers starting their journey at a UK Airport and to those transferring between flights at a UK Airport.
  • All cabin baggage will be processed as hold baggage and carried in the hold of passengers aircraft departing UK airports
  • Passengers will be allowed to take through the airport security search point, in a single (ideally transparent) plastic carrier bag, only the following items. Nothing may be carried in pockets.
  • Pocket size wallets and pocket size purses plus contents (for example money, credit cards, identity cards etc), (not handbags)).
  • Travel documents essential for the journey (for example passports and travel tickets)
  • Prescription medicines and medical items sufficient and essential for the flight (eg diabetic kit), except in liquid form unless verified as authentic
  • Spectacles and sunglasses, without cases
  • Contact lens holders, without bottles of solution
  • For those travelling with an infant: baby food, milk (the contents of each bottle must be tasted by the accompanying passenger) and sanitary items sufficient and essential for the flight (nappies, wipes, creams and nappy disposal bags).
  • Female sanitary items sufficient and essential for the flight, if unboxed (eg tampons, pads, towels and wipes).
  • Tissues (unboxed) and/or handkerchiefs
  • Keys (but no electrical fobs)
  • All passengers will be hand searched and their footwear and all the items they are carrying will be x-rayed
  • Pushchairs and walking aids will be x-ray screened and only airport-provided wheelchairs will be allowed through the screening point
  • In addition to the above, all passengers boarding flights to the USA and all the items they are carrying, including those acquired after the central screening point, will be subjected to secondary search at the boarding gate. Any liquids discovered will be removed from the passenger.
  • Passengers should be encouraged to configure their baggage in line with the above requirements before arriving at the airport, and to allow plenty of time to pass through airport security screening.