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Etihad brings in new baggage restrictions

Etihad brings hand baggage restrictions in line with EU and US policies.

Etihad Airways will bring its hand baggage restrictions in line with European and US policy on November 1.

The airline says it has done its best to inform customers about the new policy - to be implemented at Abu Dhabi airport's terminal 1 and 1A - which will restrict the size of containers of liquids, aerosols and gels carried by passengers to 100ml.

"Etihad Airways will continue to communicate with our customers and assist them as the new regulations are introduced," said Geert Boven, Etihad Airways' executive vice president sales and services.

"Staff will be available throughout the airport and information panels will be set up in various locations to reduce any unnecessary inconveniences for our customers."

In line with standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the containers will have to fit into a one litre transparent and resealable plastic bag, which will be checked by airport security.

Passengers purchasing liquids, aerosols and gels from Abu Dhabi airport Duty Free will be issued with a STAB (security tamper evident bag) and exceptions may be made for medications, baby food and dietary products.

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