Russia airports to ban all liquids on flights
23rd January 2014
Russian aviation authorities announced that no liquids, no matter how small the amount, can be carried on board. The new safety requirements are part of a wider tightening of security measures ahead of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi. The security crackdown, which went into force on January 7 and will remain in place until April 1.
Transportation officials said that liquid medicine and personal-care products essential to health could be allowed, but they would have to be inspected and cleared by airport security. No examples were offered of possible exceptions.
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