Turkey will officially ban passengers on all commercial flights from carrying any liquids, gels and aerosols exceeding 100 milliliters in their hand luggage as of April 20 in line with international air security standards. The Turkish Civil Aviation Authority however earlier announced that the restriction would begin as of March 1.
According to the new regulation, passengers will be allowed to travel with liquids, gels and aerosols of a maximum of 100 ml each in their hand luggage.
Liquids are also required to be placed inside clear plastic, zip-top bags, in line with international regulations.
In 2006, the U.S. and the U.K. implemented a ban on all liquids, gels and aerosols after U.K. officials uncovered an attack plot involving a transatlantic flight bound for the United States. European Union countries followed the move to implement a blanket ban.
Most countries later eased the ban and placed limits on carry-on liquids after the regulation resulted in long queues in airports' during security checks.
The civil aviation authority said restrictions can be relaxed for babies and passengers with medical conditions, the Anatolian Agency reported.