Airlines heading to the United States have announced that passengers will no longer be able to carry powder-like substances in their carry-on luggage except for baby formula and medically prescribed substances.
The restriction comes from the US Transportation Security Administration and covers all passengers heading to the US.
The powder-like substances that will be allowed cannot be over 350 millilitres, 12 ounces or 350 grams. The same limitation applies to the capacity of the container which cannot be over 350 millilitres.
The airlines are advising that all passengers flying to the USA must give up any “powder-like substance” over this amount and place it in their checked baggage for transportation in the baggage hold of the aircraft.
Caribbean Airlines and Fly Jamaica which fly to the US from Guyana have issued the advisory to their passengers.