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Passengers who are departing from Kansai International Airport and transferring flights at an airport outside Japan can now purchase liquids such as liquors and cosmetics at Duty-Free Shops in the airport!

Since October 27, 2015 (Tue), Duty-Free Shops after immigration procedures in Kansai International Airport have started using Security Tamper Evident Bags (STEBs). Since there are volume restriction rules on liquids when transferring flights, passengers who previously could not purchase liquids such as liquors and cosmetics at Duty-Free Shops are now able to do so.

Changes

Previously

The 100ml airport liquids rule* is applied to passengers who are transferring flights at an airport outside Japan. Hence, Duty-Free Shops within airports in Japan refrain from selling liquors and cosmetics over 100ml in volume.

*The 100ml airport liquids rule:the international rules applied to passengers on international flights that prohibit them from bringing liquid over 100ml onto the plane. Passengers departing from Japan with liquids in containers larger than 100ml and those who are transferring flights at an airport outside Japan with those purchased at Duty-Free Shops within its airports are not allowed to go through security.

After the change
(after October 27, 2015 (Tue))

Passengers who are departing from Kansai International Airport and transferring flights at an airport outside Japan can purchase liquors and cosmetics over 100ml at Duty-Free Shops of Kansai International Airport if goods are placed in *Security Tamper Evident Bags (STEBs) and unopened until you go through the next security.

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STEBs (Security Tamper Evident Bags)

STEBs are special bags defined by international rules that are used to prevent the unauthorized interference of liquids. STEBs have a special specification where once the bag has been opened after being sealed, inspectors can confirm that the bag has been opened. Bags that have been opened before the security inspection for the transfer will not be allowed to pass the security check-point at the airport of the transfer.

Shops adopting STEBs

20 shops including Duty-Free Shops in Kansai International Airport
(17 in Terminal 1, 3 in Terminal 2)
*As of October 27, 2015

Notes/Precautions

  • Certain countries and regions have not adopted STEBs. To determine whether or not the airport where you will transfer flights has adopted STEBs, ask the Duty-Free Shop staff when purchasing.
  • Please note that liquids sealed in STEBs may be inspected at the airport where you will transfer flights. You may be asked to dispose of the liquids based on the judgment of local security inspectors.
  • Liquids including drinks and cosmetics purchased at consumption tax-free stores in Japanese cities and in the general areas of the airport are subject to volume restrictions, so please note that you will be required to put those items in your suitcase and submit them as checked baggage.
  • Passengers who are not transferring flights can carry purchases onto the airplane as usual from shops such as Duty-Free Shops after the immigration procedures.

Links

Please check the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism website for the latest information.