taiwan travel - new flight regulations

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Flights from Taiwan (effective 1 March 2007)

New rules on what is permitted in cabin baggage will take effect from 1 March 2007. The regulations cover all liquids, aerosols and gels. They will affect customers flying from Taiwan, including transfer and transit customers. You are advised to pack your cabin baggage accordingly so as to avoid unnecessary inconvenience.

Specific regulations:

  • Liquids, aerosols and gels will only be allowed in cabin baggage if they are kept in containers with volumes of not more than 100 ml each.
  • These containers must be carried in a clear, re-sealable plastic bag. The total volume of the bag must not exceed 1 litre.
  • Each person is allowed to carry only one such plastic bag.
  • The bag must be removed from cabin baggage and presented to security personnel for visual examination.
  • Medications and special dietary requirements, including baby formula: Are permitted in cabin baggage. However, they must be removed from cabin baggage and declared to security personnel at the checkpoint. Customers with prescription medicine are advised to bring along supporting documentation (e.g. ID cards, letters from doctors)

Duty-free purchases:

  • Liquids, aerosols and gels purchased from duty-free shops in Taiwan airports, located after security screening points, will be allowed onboard.
  • However, these items must be packed in a transparent, sealed plastic bag. Receipts of the purchased duty free items must be attached or enclosed in the bag.
  • Customers going to Australia or the US are advised to check with duty-free personnel before making their purchase.



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