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No restrictions on carrying liquids in December

Between 5 December 2011 and 5 January 2012 travellers from Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport will be allowed to carry liquids also in containers over 100 milliliters in their hand luggage through the security control point.

Testing of liquid detection devices will be under way from 5 December 2011 and 5 January 2012 at the Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport and because of that for a period of one month there will be no restrictions on carrying liquids, gels and aerosols. Passengers will be allowed to take liquids (alcohol and non-alcohol drinks, beauty products …), that will not set off an alarm during the testing procedure with them onto aircrafts.

Testing of liquid detection devices will be under way only on 10 other airports in Europe (Brussels, Zürich, Helsinki-Vantaa, Amsterdam Schiphol, Madrid Barajas, Katowice, London Heathrow, Riga, Frankfurt and Dublin) until March 2012. Therefore, passengers should note, that during a security inspection at the airport where they land, their liquids could be confiscated. Also, the ban on carrying liquids at Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport will come back into effect after the completion of testing.

The testing period at the airport will help to acquire information to later assess, whether this kind of equipment, which is to be used on a standard basis for detection of liquids, is appropriate.   
A complete lifting of the ban on carrying liquids onto aircrafts, which is in force from 2006, is planned for April 2013 pursuant to a European Commission regulation.

All passengers will be informed in detail about security and control procedures concerning the testing of liquid detection devices at the airport through information boards, digital screens, security staff and the call center.   

December 6, 2011