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US to restrict powdered substances in hand baggage

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2018

From June 30, passengers flying to the US will be banned from carrying powder-like substances exceeding 350 grams in their carry-on luggage, the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced.

This enhanced security measure applies to all flights coming from abroad to the US. The directive does not, however, apply to flights from/within the US.

According to a directive issued by the TSA, passengers found to be carrying more than 350ml of the banned powder will be subject to additional screening, and if the powder is deemed to be unsafe, it will be prohibited from the cabin of the aircraft.

Examples of powder-like substances are flour, sugar, ground coffee, spices, powdered milk and cosmetics among others.

The TSA has made an exception for baby formula, medication and cremated human remains, but they will still be inspected to ensure safety.

To avoid delays, passengers are advised to pack powdered items in their checked luggage. - TradeArabia News Service

Tags: US | Security | aviation | Hand luggage | Powder |

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