Travel Information

Liquids and Gels

What products are targeted?

  • Water and other drinks, soup, syrups…
  • Toiletries: creams, lotions and oils, shampoos, perfumes, shaving foam, hair gel, shower gel, toothpaste, mascara, lipstick and lip-gloss, deodorants…
  • Food such as runny (ripe) cheese, spreads, jams, yogurts…
  • Liquid-solid mixtures, such as meals in sauce…
  • Compressed liquids, such as deodorants, hairspray…
  • Sprays, such as perfumes...
  • Gels, such as hair gel, freezing gels...
  • Pastes, such as chocolate spread, peanut butter, toothpaste...
  • Any other product with a similar consistency

Before the security check

The liquids and gels that you want to carry along in your hand luggage must be packaged in containers of maximum 100ml. The products must then be wrapped in a closable and transparent plastic bag with a maximum content of 1 litre per passenger.

Medication and food supplements necessary during the flight are authorized. Ask your doctor for a certificate stating their necessity.

After the security check

You can purchase liquids (including containers of more than 100ml) without limitation in the airport’s shops located beyond the security checks. These purchases must be packaged with the sales receipt in a special transparent and sealed bag.

You may not open this bag before reaching your destination. Should you do so, the contents of the bag may be confiscated at the custom control of the country of destination.

Authorised quantities of spirits and tobacco

The country of destination determines the quantities authorised for the importation of alcohol and tobacco.

Download the Belgian customs PDF brochure here.