All major airports across the United Kingdom have been set a June 2024 deadline to install new security technology to allow liquids and laptops in hand luggage to be scanned through, the British government announced as part of a rules shake-up on Thursday.
Under current requirements, travellers in the UK are allowed to only carry liquids only up to 100 millilitres and scan them through in a clear plastic bag. Laptops and other electronic devices are also scanned separately, causing long security check queues at airports.
The current liquids rules, introduced in 2006 following a terrorist threat, are designed to stop those with hostile intent carrying liquid explosives onto planes.
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