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Infant formula, medication to be exempted from volume restrictions on carry-on items

  • June 27, 2018
  • , Nikkei evening edition
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Wednesday evening’s Nikkei wrote that it has learned from a source connected to Japanese airport operators that infant formula, medication, and cremains that are confirmed safe are likely to be allowed to be brought into the cabin even if their volume exceeds the cap set under the new screening system for powders in the carry-on luggage of passengers on U.S.-bound flights. The new regulations are expected to prohibit passengers from bringing 350 milliliters or more of powder into the cabin. The source also disclosed that the pre-boarding screening of powders will begin on June 30. According to the source, the screening is part of the anti-terror measures taken by major Japanese airlines at the request of the U.S. government.

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