Being from the United States, I had been under the impression that the "no liquids greater than a tiny amount" rule was fairly standard. Then I started flying in Asia and found that this was not the case. Flying both domestically and internationally in Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Malaysia, this restriction simply did not exist.

So, which countries or regions restrict a passenger from bringing liquids through security?

  • (Also if this is a duplicate, I apologize. I'm on mobile, which has much restricted dupe search functionality.) Aug 19 '16 at 18:21

ANA New restrictions on liquids, gels and aerosols as carry-on baggage lists these:

  • United States
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • EU
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Hong Kong
  • Vietnam
  • China
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines
  • Myanmar
  • India
  • Thailand
  • And yet I hauled a liter bottle of water through Indonesian security about two months ago, so I'm extremely skeptical of the accuracy of said list. Aug 19 '16 at 18:55
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    The UK is (still) in the EU...
    – Relaxed
    Aug 19 '16 at 19:01
  • 2
    What the UK does security wise deserves a separate entry.
    – chx
    Aug 19 '16 at 19:07
  • @RoddyoftheFrozenPeas I also "smuggled" (by accident! I swear!) a water bottle on multiple flights within the European Union. Sometimes they simply don't check properly (which makes the whole thing rather pointless...)
    – dirkk
    Aug 19 '16 at 22:07
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    That list of countries doesn't look a whole lot different to the countries ANA flies to: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Nippon_Airways_destinations
    – Berwyn
    Aug 20 '16 at 7:13

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