LAG stands for Liquids, Aerosols and Gels. If you can POUR it, PUMP it, SQUEEZE it, SPREAD it, SMEAR it, SPRAY it or SPILL it, it is considered a LAG.
No. The LAGs regulations ONLY apply to HAND LUGGAGE on INTERNATIONAL flights.
The regulations will come into effect from 01 June 2007.
It is equal to a standard size medicine bottle. You can usually check
the capacity of your container by looking at the label.
There are only two exceptions, medication and items required for dietary
purposes, including baby foods. Please refer below for more
No. the new security regulation apply to hand luggage ONLY.
Yes, carry-on and checked in. These will be inspected by security to
ensure prohibited items are not being concealed. You may be asked for a
prescription, so please ensure you carry it with you. You may also be asked to
taste your medication in the presence of security personnel.
Yes, baby food including formula and milk is exempted provided you are
travelling WITH your baby. You may be asked to taste your formula/milk in the
presence of security personnel.
Yes, however you may be asked to prove the necessity and authenticity of
the liquids to security personnel. You may be asked to taste these items in the
presence of security personnel.
Security staff WILL insist you dispose of ANY Liquid, Aerosol or Gel in
your possession that does not comply fully with the legislation. These will be
destroyed, and are IRRETRIEVABLE.
Items that you dispose of will be destroyed. They will NOT be kept aside
for collection at a later stage.
Airport Company South Africa is providing plastic bags free of charge for an interim period of
one month at all key access points in international airports.
Yes you may, provided that the bag adheres to the correct size, volume
and requirements, ie the bag is durable, transparent, resealable, should be no
more than 20cm x 20cm in size and should be no more than one litre in
Understand why this is required. While packing any carry-on baggage,
prepare the resealable bag with items that you may need during your flight and
comply with the restrictions. When queing at security have the bag ready for
inspection so that you don't delaying passengers behind you in the
When you are planning your trip or before you leave for the airport you
can call Airport Company South Africa’s information desk on +27 (0)11 921 6262.
Yes, you may; duty-free items will be given to you in a specially sealed
bag. Duty-free shoppers can rest assured that they can still buy duty-free items
at the airport but must be mindful of the fact that the transfer and termination
regulations pertaining to duty-free LAGs purchases differ globally. Passengers
are thus encouraged to contact the airline they will be travelling with well in
advance to establish the latest duty-free LAGs regulations in effect in the
country they will be transferring through, and ultimately terminating their
journey in. Airport Company South Africa continues to work closely with the South African Civil Aviation
Authority in this regard whilst duty-free sales staff remain ready in-store to
assist passengers. Duty-free shoppers are reminded that their LAGs purchases
must be kept sealed in the special plastic bag, given at the point of purchase,
until they reach their final destination.