New rules to protect you against the new threat of liquid explosives are adopted. The new rules apply from Januar 1, 2010 on all Turkish airports. The permitted amount of liquids, aerosols and gels in hand luggage is restricted.

Rules for liquids in your hand

You can only take liquids, aerosols and gels in containers of no more than 100 milliliters These containers must be carried in a transparent plastic bag. Volume of this resealable plastic bag must not be more than 1 litre per passenger. 

Liquids include

  • Water and other drinks,
  • Soups, syrups, creams, lotions, oils, perfumes, sprays, gels including hair
    and shower gels, contents of pressurized containers
  • Including shaving foam deodorants,
  • liquid-solid mixtures, mascara and any other item of similar consistency


Baby food for use during trip, Medicines for use during trip You may be asked for proof that they are needed or you may be asked to taste the content.

Check-in bags

You can still carry liquids in your check-in bags.
New rules only affect hang luggage.

Duty - Free

All tax-free liquids purchased at the airport duty-free
shops located beyond the passport control or on
board airlines is permitted:

If these liquids have been placed in a special sealed plastic bag with the receipt.If the seal on the bag has not been broken. If these liquids were purchased on the day of the flight.

If you have any doubts please ask your airline or travel agent in advance of travel. Please cooperate with airport security and airline staff.