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I'm flying from Porto (OPO) to London Stansted (STN) and then from STN to Warsaw Modlin (WMI), about two hours afterwards. Both flights are with Ryanair. I wanted to buy some Port wine at the duty free zone in OPO, to take as a gift, hoping it would be cheaper than paying for two checked bags. However, I'm not even sure if this is possible. Will I need to go through security again in STN? If so, is there a way to do this?

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Note that this is specific to European airports as listed in the question. It is not applicable worldwide as pointed out by @jpatokal.

Yes, according to this European directive:

4.1.3 Screening of liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs)

4.1.3.1 LAGs carried by passengers may be exempted from screening with LEDS equipment upon entry to the SRA in the following cases:

(a) if the LAG is in individual containers with a capacity not greater than 100 millilitres or equivalent in one transparent resealable plastic bag of a capacity not exceeding 1 litre, whereby the contents of the plastic bag fit comfortably and the bag is completely closed;

(b) if the LAG is sealed in a dedicated STEB upon purchase locally at the airport airside;

(c) if the LAG in a STEB originates from another EU airport or an aircraft of an EU carrier and is resealed in a dedicated STEB before leaving the security restricted area of the airport;

(d) if the LAG is screened locally with LEDS equipment airside and is then sealed in a dedicated STEB.

LAG: Liquids Aerosols and Gels
STEB: Secure Tamper-Evident Bag

Ensure that the duty free item is sealed in a STEB at OPO with the receipt visible inside the bag.

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    This answer is true in Europe, so +1, but it's not universally true. For example, flights to Australia will not accept STEBs on board. – jpatokal Mar 9 '18 at 11:47

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