Passengers allowed to carry 2L liquid through Helsinki Airport security control

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Country´s airports operator Finavia decided to streamline the security control at Helsinki Airport and increase the amount of liquids allowed in hand baggage to two litres per passenger from Wednesday, said Finavia in a press release on Monday.

“Travelling through Helsinki Airport will become even easier as of 28 June. More modern security control equipment has been installed at the airport. Thanks to this, we can now allow the transport of liquid containers larger than one hundred millilitres, such as one-litre water bottles and other larger containers, in hand baggage,” said Ari Kumara, Security Manager of Finavia.

Finavia has now completed its development project which aimed at smoother and more stress-free security controls. The reform has been carried out in two phases.

In the first phase, in the summer of 2022, Finavia opened a completely new security control at Helsinki Airport. Its eight state-of-the-art security control lines utilise new technology based on computer tomography.

Liquids and electronics no longer need to be removed from hand baggage following installation of the new scanners.

The second phase of the reform took place in June 2023, when two more lines were opened at Helsinki Airport and all ten security control lines became operational. In this way, the possibilities of the new technology are now fully utilised and Finavia can increase the amount of liquid that may be carried in hand baggage to two litres per passenger.

Kumara said that the new equipment is only in use in the security control in the departure hall at Helsinki Airport.

Current liquid restrictions continue to apply to passengers departing from Finavia’s regional airports and passengers passing through the security control for transfer passengers at Helsinki Airport.

Similar new technology is currently used only at a very limited number of major European airports and at some airports in the United States.

As passengers may encounter different security control procedures at various stages of their journey, they are requested to be prepared and follow airport-specific instructions closely.

  •  Security
  •  Helsinki Airport


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