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Air travel advice - update

The Department for Transport has announced changes to their policy for allowing liquids on board aircraft, which will take effect from 6 November.

For people with diabetes, this means that - provided a doctor's note is supplied - the amount of insulin and syringes/pens needed for a trip will be allowed on board. 

Previously only 50ml of insulin was permitted, which for most people should have been enough for a few weeks away.

All medication should be placed in a clear plastic bag.

In case of hypos, people should buy a sugary or glucose drink after passing through passport control.  The updated guidance still only permits liquids in containers of up to 100ml through security control.


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