Liquid carry-on restrictions
Liquid carry-on restrictions for international passenger flights at the Kansai International Airport
The following articles have been restricted by direction of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. All liquids, excluding those purchased at duty free shops within the airport after passengers have gone through embarkation procedures, are restricted, as shown below.
- All liquids exceeding 100 ml may not be carried onto passenger aircraft.
However, the following articles are allowed.
- Liquids in containers of 100 ml or less (however, this excludes items prohibited from being carried onboard, including infill gas for lighters and the like), when kept in a loose-fitting, transparent plastic bag (volume: 1 liter or less) that is resealable by a zipper. (See photo at right)
- Medicines, baby formula, baby food, special limited foods, and others
- Each passenger is allowed only one plastic bag. As a general guide, the size of plastic bags that can be carried on is 20 cm (vertical) x 20 cm (horizontal) or less. Passengers must supply their own plastic bag. Plastic bags can be purchased at drug stores or convenience stores or others in the airport.
- Disposable lighters (excluding premix lighters*) are considered to be liquid containers. They must be placed in a bag and under a security inspection.
- It is also acceptable to place liquids into checked baggage, but some fragile items may not be accepted in some cases. Carry-on rules vary between airlines. Check with your carrier for details.
- These restrictions may change without notification. See the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism homepage or your carrier for the latest information.
* Turbo lighters, jet lighters, blue-flame lighters and others (Not accepted and cannot be carried onboard)
Representative examples of prohibited liquids
Pickled foods (food containing high moisture content)
Shampoo and similar items
Tubes of toothpaste
Face washing soap
However, individual containers of 100 ml or less, placed in a transparent plastic bag (volume: 1 liter or less) with a sealable zipper may be carried onboard.
Items purchased at duty free shops after passengers have gone through embarkation procedures are allowed.
Liquids purchased at duty free shops after passengers have gone through embarkation procedures, including alcohol and cosmetics and others may be carried onto aircraft regardless of the restrictions outlined above. (Articles exceeding 100 ml may be carried onboard.)
Also, the handling of STEBs has been introduced at duty free shops past embarkation procedures in the Kansai International Airport. Passengers who could not purchase liquids including alcohol and cosmetics and the like at duty free shops up to now because of quantitative restrictions placed on such liquids when transferring flights may now purchase such articles.
Remarks and precautions
* Liquids purchased at consumption tax duty free shops in the city or general areas in the airport, such as drinks or cosmetics or the like are subject to quantity restrictions. For that reason, be aware that they must be placed in a suitcase and handled as checked baggage.
* To ensure efficient security inspections of baggage, remove all plastic bags and electrical equipment including laptops and the like, from your luggage and submit them to the security personnel for inspection. Also, coats and jackets and the like are inspected separately from other baggage at the security inspection point. Have these articles ready to be given to the security officer on duty for an X-ray examination.