MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos traveling to Saudi Arabia should avoid carrying such items as drinks, juices, perfumes, oils, cosmetics and toothpaste in their hand luggage to avoid inconvenience, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday.
A report on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) website said the new regulations were imposed recently by Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA).
“Under the new regulation, travelers departing from airports of Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Madinah are now prohibited from carrying liquids, gelatinous and compressed materials exceeding 100 milliliters in glass, plastic or metallic containers in their hand luggage," said the report.
It said the new regulation covers airports of Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Madinah.
The new regulation is being imposed in compliance with international civil aviation safety conditions.
Security personnel at the airports will only allow essential items such as baby milk and medicines for patients and other humanitarian needs, the DFA said.
“In this regard, the Department wishes to advise the public as well as Filipino expatriates in Saudi Arabia to observe these regulations so as to avoid unnecessary inconvenience when traveling through the airports of Saudi Arabia," it added.
There are more than 1 million overseas Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia. - GMANews.TV