ABC News is reporting that the TSA is temporarily banning travelers from bringing any amount of liquid in carry-on baggage aboard flights between the U.S. and Russia. The ban also includes any kind of aerosol product or gels.
New Liquid Ban – The Details
The ban comes in the wake of media reports that terrorist might try to target the Olympic Games in Sochi with explosives components secreted in tubes of toothpaste. This is not the first such ban, though; authorities in Russia have banned travelers in that country from packing any liquids or gels in carry-ons back in January.
The new U.S. ban, which is said to be temporary, is as follows:
- Affects only flights between the U.S. and Russia
- Bans liquids, gels and aerosols in carry-on baggage
- Banned items are still allowed in checked-baggage
No Changes for Most U.S. Passengers
So far, most U.S. travelers are unaffected and will continue to be able to pack small amounts of liquids (3.4 ounces or less) in carry-on baggage, but as TSA officials have told FareCompare in the past, their security procedures are always evolving and anything could change.