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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Air Passengers Face New Liquids Rule

Airplane passengers will soon be forbidden from imbibing the duty free beverages they have bought while they are flying to their destinations, Kommersant reported Friday.

The Transportation Ministry is set to issue a decree banning passengers from opening any item that contains liquids or gels while they are on board, the newspaper said.

The restrictions are similar to those implemented by U.S. and European carriers in recent years.

Passengers will be allowed to carry no more than 100 milliliters of any fluid or gel in a single container, and not more than 1 liter in total under the new decree, which will come into effect in early May, Kommersant reported.

This total does not include duty free beverages, Kommersant said.

The decree could lead to flight delays and might be ineffective because of the small fines levied for infractions, a Vnukovo Airport spokesman told Kommersant.