AIRPORTS across the UK are getting ready to scrap a hand luggage rule that's been in place for 16 years.

The first UK airport to bin the 100ml liquid limits rule on hand luggage is London City - and more are set to follow in the coming months as new rules and scanners are rolled out.

The change has been made possible because of new high-tech CT machines which are able to produce high-resolution 3D scans of bags, meaning staff can expect them at all angles.

Instead of the old 100ml limit, travellers will now be allowed to carry two litres of liquid on to a plane in hand baggage.

The new rules and new scanners are expected to be rolled out to more major airports across the UK in the coming months, with the new kit due to be in place across the country by 2024.

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You will also no longer be asked to place creams and cosmetic items into clear plastic bags when going through security, and travellers will no longer need to remove laptops from bags.

A spokesman for London City Airport told the Metro: “We’re very pleased that the new machines in operation now and have our full complement of four in place ahead of the Easter getaway.”

Last year, the Government set a deadline of June 2024 to get the technology set up.

Announcing the plans in December 2022, transport secretary Mark Harper said: “The tiny toiletry has become a staple of airport security checkpoints, but that’s all set to change.

“I’m streamlining cabin bag rules at airports while enhancing security.

“By 2024, major airports across the UK will have the latest security tech installed, reducing queuing times, improving the passenger experience, and most importantly detecting potential threats.”