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Carry-On Restrictions for Liquids

Restrictions on Carrying Liquids aboard Airplanes on International Flights from Central Japan International Airport

Since Thursday, March 1, 2007, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has imposed the following restrictions on carrying liquids aboard airplanes on international flights departing from Central Japan International Airport, with the exception of items purchased in the Duty-Free Shop or elsewhere after completing immigration.

What the Restrictions Apply to

  • All international flights departing from Central Japan International Airport (but not arriving flights)
  • Carry-on luggage (but not suitcases and other checked baggage)

When the Restrictions Took Effect

March 1, 2007

Carry-On Regulations

It is prohibited to carry any liquid*1 in excess of 100 mL into the passenger cabin. However, the following items may be brought as carry-ons.

  • Containers with less than 100 mL of liquid (excluding prohibited carry-on items such as butane gas for lighters) if they are put in a resealable transparent plastic zipper bag one liter in size or smaller
  • Pharmaceuticals*2, baby milk and baby food, and special diet food

*1 "Any liquid" includes gels (toothpaste, hair gel, etc.), aerosols, and spray cans. For more information, see the website of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

List and Description of LAGs Restriction (PDF: 52KB)

*2 Passengers might be asked to bring prescriptions to demonstrate the need to have them on board.

Only one plastic bag per passenger may be brought on board.

Plastic bags permitted for use may be up to approximately 20 cm in length by 20 cm in width. Passengers must bring their own plastic bag. They can be purchased at convenience stores, hardware stores and other locations.

Alcohol, cosmetics, and other liquids purchased at the Duty-Free Shop or elsewhere following the immigration procedure are not subject to the above restrictions and may be brought aboard airplanes.

However, passengers with connecting flights bound for countries in Europe, North America, or elsewhere that have restrictions on carry-on liquids should discard them when making connections if they are unable to access their stowed baggage in order to pack the liquid in a suitcase at the airport where the connection is made. For more information, contact your airline.

Alcohol, cosmetics, and other liquids purchased at the Duty-Free Shop or elsewhere following the immigration and security inspections at overseas airports may be brought aboard airplanes regardless of the above restrictions.

However, passengers coming from overseas airports and making connections to international flights departing from Central Japan International Airport should discard such liquids at the Transfer Inspection Area. For more information, contact your airline.

In order to facilitate carry-on luggage inspections, the aforementioned plastic bag as well as any laptop (notebook) computers and other electronic devices should be removed from your luggage and be shown individually to the inspection personnel.

Coats, jackets, and other articles of outer clothing are inspected at the Inspection Area separately from carry-on luggage. Get these ready ahead of time to be shown to inspection personnel and subjected to X-ray inspection.

Liquids may be put in checked baggage, but it might not be possible for some fragile items to be checked.

The items that may be carried on board vary according to airline, so please contact your airline for more information.

Longer security inspections are anticipated since restrictions on liquids were imposed.

Come to the airport early with time to spare.

Restrictions are subject to change without notice.

For the most up-to-date information, you can visit the website of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, visit our website, or contact your airline.

· Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

Information regarding carry-on restrictions on liquids aboard international flights

· Airline Information

Airline Information

These restrictions were introduced by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and were based on guidelines for liquids brought aboard international flights produced by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, for its member countries, in response to the exposure of a terrorist bombing attempt aboard a British aircraft that occurred in August 2006.