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UK Powder Ban: What You Need to Know Before Flying

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Written by Bryce

The UK is about to ban some powders from carryon luggage.

Airline passengers are about to see a new security crackdown at UK airports, because there’s a new UK powder ban set to take place soon, and it includes everything from baby powder to nutrition shake mixes. This could make your weekends that much more complicated.

uk powder ban

The ban, which is already in place in the USA, Australia, and New Zealand, is going global thanks to extremists having targeted an Eithihad Airways flight to Abu Dhabi last year, and you guessed it — a powdery substance was the culprit.

uk powder ban

Even powder-based makeup will be banned in large quantities

The official launch date of the UK powder ban hasn’t been announced yet, but we know it is meant to include everything from powder-based cosmetics to freeze-dried coffees, all the way to baby powder, protein mix, and those funky odor absorbers for stinky sneakers.

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