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Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) enforced rules that restrict the amount of Liquids, Aerosols and Gels (LAGs) that passengers may take on board in their hand luggage on international flights, to protect against the threat of liquid explosives. Such rules took effect in the European Union and the United States of America, and South Africa which started enforcing these international aviation safety regulations on 01 June 2007.

What is LAGs?
LAGs stands for Liquids, Aerosols and Gels.
If you can POUR it, PUMP it, SQUEEZE it, SPREAD it, SMEAR it, SPRAY it or SPILL it, it is considered a LAG.


Why is LAGs being implemented?
These new rules are a global safety precaution campaign initiated and driven by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). Like all other airport management companies in the world, ACSA is an implementing agency of the ICAO which has stipulated a universal and uniform application of these rules.

Need more information?
Contact your airline
e-Mail us at customercare@airports.co.za 
Call the ACSA information desk on
+27 (0)11 921 6262

What do you need to do?
You may only carry Liquids, Aerosols and Gels (LAGs) in your hand luggage in containers that have a maximum capacity of 100 millilitres each.
- You may carry several containers with liquid contents.
- These containers must be packed in a re-sealable, transparent plastic bag.
- The total capacity of the plastic bag must not exceed one litre.
- It must be possible to open and re-seal the plastic bag.
- Each passenger can carry ONLY ONE of these bags.
- These bags must be removed from your hand luggage and presented to security personnel for inspection.

  Q: What is a LAG?  
  Q: Does this apply to all flights?  
  Q: When will this happen?  
  Q: How big is a 100ml container?  
  Q: Are there any exceptions?  
  Q: Are there any changes for checked-in luggage?  
  Q: Can I bring medication on board?  
  Q: Can I bring baby food on board?  
  Q: Can I bring liquids that form part of a special diet on board?  
  Q: What happens if I do not comply?  
  Q: What happens if I am non-compliant with the new regulations and I have to dispose of items – can I get them back?  
  Q: What is ACSA doing to assist compliance?  
  Q: Can I use my own plastic bag?  
  Q: What must I do to comply?  
  Q: Who do I contact for more information?  
  Q: Can I still buy duty-free items?