Gels, aerosols and liquids can be problematic in carry-on luggage. We know, we’re all over that. Trust us, we’ve sculled enough bottles of water at the security line to get the message. But now there’s another item that will be restricted in carry-on on board international flights: powder.
From June 30, the Australian Government is restricting the amount of powder products that you can take on board flights out of Australia.
Yahoo is reporting that decision comes after a foiled bomb plot on an Etihad Airways flight from Sydney in July 2017.
So from the end of this week, certain powder products will need to be presented separately as you go through security.
You won’t need to bother about placing them in a re-sealable plastic bag though.
Just to confuse you, not all powders are equal.
The government has made a distinction between organic powders (which are all good to take on board) and non-organic powders (which will be restricted).
It’s ok. We’re here to talk you through this.
Organic powders are basically food (think coffee, protein powder, spices) and powdered baby formula.
Non-organic powders include talcum powder, sand, powdered detergent, certain cosmetic products and cleaning powder.
Passengers will not be able to take more than 350 millilitres (volume), 350 grams (weight) of non-organic powder on board in their carry-on lugguge.
Keep in mind that toys or souvenirs containing sand might be problematic, as sand is considered a restricted powder.
Salt and salt scrubs will also be subject to restrictions (Epsom salts are totally cool though because they’re considered organic).
To save any confusion, the Aussie government says travellers should just pack non-essential powder products into their check-in luggage.
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