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British Trade Office issues travel advice


The British Trade and Cultural Office (BTCO) in Taipei issued an urgent notice yesterday about new boarding arrangements for passengers at UK airports.

The office said that passengers boarding flights will be asked to pass through a security search point carrying only a single (transparent) plastic carrier bag.

Only the following items may be carried:

* Pocket-size wallets and pocket-size purses plus contents (for example money, credit cards and identity cards), but not handbags.

* Travel documents essential for the journey.

* Prescription medicines and medical items sufficient and essential for the flight, except in liquid form or unless verified as authentic.

* Spectacles, without cases.

* Contact lens holders, without bottles of solution.

* For those traveling with an infant: baby food, milk and sanitary items sufficient and essential for the flight.

* Female sanitary items sufficient and essential for the flight (unboxed)

* Tissues (unboxed) and/or handkerchiefs.

* Keys (but no electrical key fobs).

All passengers must be hand-searched, and their footwear and all items they are carrying must be X-rayed. Baby prams and walking aids must be X-ray screened, and only airport-provided wheelchairs may pass through the screening point.

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