Pack smart - travel safe

On 31 March 2007, additional security measures were introduced on all international flights leaving New Zealand.  These measures apply to the carriage of liquids, aerosols and gels taken on board aircraft in carry-on baggage.  The measures will mean that passengers are subject to additional security checks at New Zealand’s international airports.

Any liquids, aerosols and gels that passengers want to take in their carry-on baggage must comply with the following requirements:

  • all liquids, aerosols and gels must be in containers of 100ml or less
  • passengers must carry their 100ml containers in a re-sealable transparent plastic bag of 1 litre volume (this is a re-sealable sandwich bag like those available at your local supermarket)
  • each passenger, including children, will be permitted to carry on board one, 1 litre transparent plastic bag
  • the plastic bag must be re-sealable and presented separately from all other carry-on baggage at the screening point


There are exceptions for personal medications, baby products and dietary supplements in liquid, aerosol or gel form.  Full details of the measures, including exceptions, are contained in the Questions and Answers.

Many other countries have already introduced similar measures, including Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and the European Union.

It is important to remember that some aspects of the new measures may vary from country to country and may change over time.  It is important that you check this website just before you travel to ensure that you have the correct information.

Printed resources:

LAGs Tent card

LAGs Poster

LAGs Brochure