Holidays in Cyprus - Konnos Bay

Airport Security
Save Your Temper (and Toiletries) by Abiding to These Airport Security Rules

There's nothing worse than going through airport security and having to hand over expensive toiletries or sun creams. Because you've exceeded the EU Airport security rules. So, please find below a list of what to do and what not to do. To ensure no animosity ruins your holiday.

Airport Security Liquids - Hand Luggage

  • Liquids, up to a maximum of 100ml
  • Transparent re-sealable bag, max size 20cm x 20cm
  • Items must fit comfortably in bag
  • Bag fastened closed
  • One bag per person
  • Plastic sealed bag must fit into hand baggage
  • Plastic bag must be easily accessible for removal at airport x ray machine
Airport security and Airport security liquids - Allowed

Not Allowed
  • Overfilled open plastic bag (see photo below)
  • Containers over 100ml (except essential medicines), even if partially full
  • Sharp Items
Liquids include
  • All drinks, including water, soup and syrups
  • Cosmetics and toiletries, including creams, lotions, oils, perfumes, mascara and lipsticks
  • Sprays, including shaving foam, hairspray and spray deodorants
  • Pastes, including toothpaste
  • Gels, including hair and shower gel
  • Contact lens solution
  • Any other solutions and items of similar consistency

Airport security and airport security liquids - Not Allowed

Other Hand Luggage Allowances


You can only carry 1 lighter on board and it should be put it inside a plastic bag for liquids. You must keep the lighter with you throughout the flight. You cannot:

  • Place it in your hold luggage
  • Return it to your hand luggage after screening
Baby food and baby milk

If you are travelling with a baby you are allowed to take enough baby food, baby milk and sterilised water for the journey.

In some cases this may be over 100ml, but the adult carrying the baby food or milk may be asked to taste it.

Personal Items

Please find below a list of personal items that are allowed in your hand luggage:

  • Spoon
  • Small scissors (with blades no longer than 6cm)
  • Round-ended/ blunt scissors
  • Fixed cartridge razor blades/ disposable razor
  • Nail clippers/ nail file
  • Tweezers
  • Knitting needles
  • Sewing needle
  • Umbrella
  • Walking stick
  • Push chair
  • Wheel chair
  • Safety matches
Essential Medical Equipment

You can take medical equipment with you if it is essential for your journey. The equipment is screened separately and you must show documentation from a qualified medical professional, such as a letter from your doctor

Please find below a list of essential medical equipment that is allowed in your hand luggage:

  • Tablets and capsules
  • Essential liquid medicines (even over 100ml with approval from airport security)
  • Hypodermic syringes
  • Inhalers
  • Medical equipment
  • Oxygen cylinders (contact your airline)

You will breeze through airport security after applying these airport security rules. And more importantly, you can enjoy your holiday knowing your toiletries haven't been shelfed.

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