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New Australian carry-on rules target powders

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, July 4, 2018  /  02:32 pm
New Australian carry-on rules target powders

Australia has implemented changes to its carry-on rules, primarily relating to powder items, such as cosmetics, protein powders and talcum powders. (Shutterstock/Nutthaseth Van)

If you’re flying out of Australia, take heed about the new changes to its carry-on regulations that were recently put into effect.

The Independent reported that the changes primarily relate to powder items, such as cosmetics, protein powders and talcum powders. 

Powders now have to be presented to security in their own bag for screening, but unlike liquids, they do not need to be presented in a clear, resealable plastic bag.

The Australian government has made a distinction between organic and inorganic powders, and both are subject to different regulations.

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Inorganic powders, which include talcum powders, foot powders, powdered detergent and salt must not exceed 350 ml (volume) or 350 grams (weight). The quantity will be calculated on the total container volume, so containers themselves must comply with regulations.

Organic powders, such as powdered baby formula, most cosmetics, coffee, Epsom salt, and protein powders do not have to conform to volume restrictions, but must still be presented at airport security.

This new rule, along with tougher security all around will apply to international flights departing from Australia as well as domestic flights departing from an international terminal. (sul/wng)

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