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Passenger Requirements

Liquids | Alcohol | Medicines | PowdersCabin Luggage

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Some liquids are allowed once again through airport security check points. There are however, restrictions on the quantity of liquids that can be taken through. 
Passengers may carry small quantities of liquids but only within separate conatainers each with a capacity not greater than 100ml / 3oz. These containers must be brought to the airport contained in a single, transparent, re-sealable plastic bag, which itself must not exceed 1 litre in capacity (approximately 20cm x 20cm). The contents of the plastic bag must fit comfortably and the bag sealed. Each passenger may carry only one such bag of liquids. The bag must be presented for examination at the airport security point.

Liquids that cannot be placed inside the re-sealable bag must be packed into the hold luggage and checked in. Liquids of any amount can still be carried in luggage checked into the aircraft hold. Remember that 'Liquids' includes:

  • All drinks including water, soup, syrups, creams, lotions, oils, perfumes,mascara etc.
  • Sprays and pressurized containers including shaving foams and spray deodorants.
  • Pastes, including toothpastes
  • Gels, including hair and shower gel
  • Any other solutions and items of similar consistency



  • Must not exceed 69% alcohol content (140 proof).
  • Must be in the original container with factory seal.
  • A maximum of six (6) liters or five (5) 750ml bottles of alcohol per person will be allowed in checked luggage.

Any alcohol that does not meet these requirements must be removed from luggage, otherwise it will be confiscated during the security search and later destroyed.


Essentials medicines and baby food may be permitted in larger quantities above the 100ml / 3oz limit, but will be subject to authentication.



The Transportation Security Administration has announced that carry-on limits for cabin baggage on international flights, which currently restricts amounts of liquids, gels, aerosols and creams, will soon include powdered material. 
Effective June 30, 2018, the TSA has placed limits on powders that passengers can carry in their cabin luggage to 350 milliliters, or roughly 12 ounces. These measures are part of T.S.A.’s efforts to stay ahead of threats and keep passengers safe. Therefore the GAA must comply with these new restrictions and passengers who have powdered material of any type exceeding this limit will be subject to additional screening and possibly confiscation of the material. Alternatively to avoid any issues, passengers should place powders larger than 12 oz/350ml in their checked luggage.


Cabin baggage and size allowed

Each passenger is restricted to carrying only one item through the airport search point with a maximum size of 56cm x 45cm x 25cm (note: the re-sealalble bag must be able to fit within the cabin bag).

Pushchairs, walking aids and wheelchairs are permitted but will be screened

Laptops / electrical items
Laptops and other large electrical items (e.g a large hairdryer) have to be removed from the cabin baggage and screened separately.

Presents in baggage
Wrapped presents are not exempted from the current aviation security measures. Passengers' hold and cabin baggage are subject to searching and screening measures by airport security staff when flying from Grenada. For this purpose, it is possible that passengers may be asked to unwrap any presents by security staff at the airport before their journey. Therefore, passengers should travel with any presents unwrapped. Presents in liquid form (e.g perfume, toiletries or alcohol) can be carried in cabin luggage, but this is subject to the current security measures. It would therefore be advisable to place such presentss - unwrapped - in hold baggage. Liquids of any amount can still be stored in hold baggage.

Preparing for your journey


We recommend that all passengers should get to the airport as early as possible to allow for timely check-in, security and boarding procedures. MBIA, in line will airline regulations, urges all passengers to reach the airport at least 2 hours before the scheduled departure time. We also recommend that passengers' escorts do not stop along the access roads to the terminal and remember to use our public parking facilities at a low fee.

At the security point
Be ready to hand over your re-sealable bag of liquids for screening as you approach the security check point. It will be screened at the same time as your cabin luggage. All coats, jackets and shoes will have to be removed so it can be screened as well. Also metal items will have to be placed in plastic trays and scanned separately. If you are carrying a laptop or any other large electrical item within your cabin luggage, please have it ready for separate screening as you approach the security check point.

Duty free / departure lounge purchases
You may take onboard liquid items of any size that are purchased after the security check point in the departure lounge.