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England fans travelling to Germany warned over new airport rule most Brits are unaware of

England fans travelling to Germany warned over new airport rule most Brits are unaware of

A survey found that 83 per cent of Brits are unaware of the new rule.

Before stepping on the plane to Germany for the upcoming Euro's match tomorrow, you might want to look at what you are packing in your suitcase.

There are an estimated 40,000 England fans travelling to Germany this weekend for England’s first game of the Euro’s.

And the only thing in between you and the big game is the gruelling security check at the airport.

However, a new rule is being enforced in England as of 1 June which might make your security experience a little more confusing - especially depending which UK airport you’re flying from.

There's a new rule that many Brits might not be aware of (Getty stock image)
There's a new rule that many Brits might not be aware of (Getty stock image)

It has been estimated by AirAdvisor that 83 percent of Brits have no idea about the changes, so it's advised that England fans get clued up before jetting off.

The new rules mean that for a select few UK airports, passengers are now allowed to take up to two litres of liquid in their hand luggage, as opposed to 100ml.

In addition to this, laptops and tablets can also be taken on board too.

The idea is that it will drastically shorten the security lines - which is an idea that we certainly aren't complaining about.

Of course, passengers need to be vigilant as this only applies to a select few UK airports, and when flying home, you should stick to the countries guidance on liquids.

Smaller airports such as Teesside, London City, Birmingham, and Newcastle, all have the new screening technology in place to enforce the rules.

But don’t ditch your clear plastic bags just yet as if you’re catching a flight from Manchester, Stansted, Heathrow, or Gatwick, then you’re going to have to wait at least another year before the new rules are enforced.

The new rules are only applicable at certain airports (Getty stock image)
The new rules are only applicable at certain airports (Getty stock image)

Anton Radchenko, founder and CEO of AirAdvisor, has advised passengers that the old rules will still apply if you are travelling through any of these airports - even if you are travelling 'to/from London City, Newcastle, and Teesside'.

He continued to say: "Considering this rule holds significant importance and will redefine how we travel, people should be aware of it.

"Passengers flying on these routes must be careful and aware that old rules will still apply this summer. I don't think airlines are prepared for it.

"Airlines are also to blame for this confusion because they hardly keep their passengers informed with relevant updates.

"Unless airlines communicate proactively with their passengers and inform them that the old hand luggage rules will stand in place this summer, there will be confusion.

"Ideally, they should send SMS [messages], emails, and call alerts to ticket-holders and previous passengers alike.”

However, that's not the only warning Euro's fans are being issued ahead of the game - so, if you plan on having a drink then best read this.

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Topics: Football, Travel, UK News, Euro 2024