DESPITE AN EU directive calling for the relaxation of a hand luggage liquid ban, the UK government has decided to block the move. An action that analysts believe may cause chaos at airports across the continent. From April 29, transfer passengers on long-haul flights from outside the EU carrying Duty Free in sealed bags are exempt from the 100ml maximum liquids restrictions that are currently in force.
However, the UK’s transport secretary, Philip Hammond has announced that the restriction on Duty Free will not be lifted in the UK. “The EU regulation will still come into force but, because of current security conditions, we are imposing stricter measures that mean, effectively, there will be no change,” a government source said.
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