Sheremetyevo Airport has officially lifted the ban on the carriage of liquids in passengers’ hand luggage. Similar measures have already been taken by Tomsk’s Bogashevo Airport and St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport. The ban was imposed by the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) on January 8 to boost security during the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Sochi.
According to the document, passengers should separate any liquids and personal care products from their carry-on luggage while passing through airport security control.
The ban did not include vital medications required by passengers, or personal care products needed by passengers during the flight.
In early March, Alexander Neradko, head of Rosaviatsiya, told journalists that the ban would be in force at least until the end of the Paralympic Games.
The restrictions were in force until 21 March 2014. Airports have received no further orders for its prolongation.
"The ban was valid until a certain date, and was not extended by Rosaviatsiya, so effectively there is no ban," a source at one of the airports told Interfax, adding that in all probability Rosaviatsiya would officially withdraw the ban on April 1.
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