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High-tech 3D scanners could mean the end of strict restrictions on liquids at airports across the world.

Not only liquids will be affected, but laptops as well.

New technology has airports considering rolling out more advanced scanners within the next two years.

The BBC reports that the equipment, similar to CT scanners used in hospitals, provides a clearer picture of a bag’s contents. A previous installation deadline slipped due to the pandemic.

At airports in the UK, passengers are not allowed to carry liquid in their hand luggage of more than 100ml. The limits have been in place since November 2006. The regulations also stipulate that the liquid must be carried in a container that’s been placed in a single, transparent, resealable plastic bag.

The regulations came into effect after British police said they had foiled a plot to blow up 10 planes with explosives hidden in drinks bottles.

So far, other countries have been mum on their decision regarding the issue. It’s believed that many countries will soon follow the UK’s decision to ensure they stay up to date with international aviation regulations.

Image credit: WTOP

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