Liquids, Aerosols and Gels on Philippines Domestic and International Flights

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These are the 2014 Airport Regulations about taking liquids, aerosols and gels on flights into and out of the Philippines.

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Guidelines on the Carriage of Liquids, Aerosols and GelsTo ensure the safety of your air travel, the following rules are prescribed for taking liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) in your carry-on luggage on board flights coming in and out of the PhilippinesContainers for LAGs in your carry-on baggage must be one hundred (100) milliliters/grams or less. All containers must be placed in a transparent, one-liter plastic bag. Passengers are allowed only one plastic bag each.

Liquids, Aerosols and Gels on Philippine FlightsAny transparent re-sealable bag of one liter capacity or less is allowed. These plastic re-sealable bags can be bought in any supermarket or department store.

Bags sealed with items such as sticky tape, rubber bands or ribbons will not be accepted. These bags must be independently sealed. Re-sealable plastic bags are available at the booths located at the Departure lobby and at the passenger entrance door.

Prescription medicines, baby products and non-prescription medicines that you need for the flight can be carried on board and is not subject to the 100ml restriction, though proof of need may be required.

When you get to the Final Security Screening Checkpoint, you will have to surrender LAGs greater than 100ml/g that you still have with you.

LAGs whose container is larger than 100ml can be placed in your check-in luggage.

All LAGs taken through Final Security Screening Checkpoint must be in a container with a capacity not greater than 100 ml each.

Any LAGs carried in a container larger than 100ml will not be accepted, even if the container is only partially filled.

The container with LAGs must be placed in a transparent re-sealable plastic bag approximately 20cm x 20cm with a maximum capacity not exceeding 1 liter. The container must fit comfortably within the transparent bag, which should be completely closed.

Each passenger is permitted to carry only one such bag which is to be presented separately for screening.

Exceptions will be made for medications, baby milk/foods and special dietary requirements in LAGs form subject to additional checks and verification at the screening point.

Exceptions will also be made for retail liquid items bought at the airport or on board aircraft and packed in sealed transparent Security Tamper-Evident Bags (STEBs) by airport/airline staff.

The receipt shall be clearly displayed in the STEB and the date of purchase shall coincide with the day(s) of travel.


  • Identify all the LAGs you intend to bring with you on your trip.
  • Place all liquid, aerosol and gels that are in containers not larger than 100 ml in a re-sealable plastic bag which can be bought in any supermarket. The total content of this bag should not exceed 1 liter (only one bag of LAGs is allowed per passenger).
  • Leave behind or place in your check-in luggage any LAGs in a container larger than 100ml.



  • Present the plastic bag containing LAGs to the security screening staff.
  • Surrender LAGs that do not conform to the 100ml volume container restriction and those that exceeds the limit for each LAGs bag.
  • Present proof of need for medicine, such as prescriptions to the security screening staff.





Empty containers

  • such as flask or mug

  • Any drink in cans, bottles, plastic containers etc.
Baby Products

  • empty containers such as empty bottles, beakers or flask
  • baby milk
  • sterilized baby water
  • baby juice
  • baby products in liquid, gel or paste form
  • baby food powder
Liquid Cosmetics & ToiletriesAll cosmetic and toiletries in liquid/gel form, for example:

  • fragrance & perfumes
  • liquid foundations and lip gloss
  • mascara
  • toothpaste
  • all products in pressurized containers e.g. hairspray and shaving foam/gel
  • deodorant
  • contact lens solution

  • essential prescribed medication
  • essential non-prescribed medication e.g. cough syrup
  • insulin
  • medical devices
FoodAny liquid-based food products in packets, tubes, plastic or tin containers, for example:

  • jams and syrups
  • sauces
  • paste
  • yoghurts
  • soups (carton or otherwise)
  • stews or curry

Source:  Manila International Airport Authority


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