People flying in and around Europe will one day be able to trade up to big bottles of liquids, but not until 2013. Travelers in Europe will be able to bring water bottles and other liquids aboard airplanes again starting in April 2013 after screening technology is installed. Europe’s air passengers will be able to take on board water bottles, sprays and gels from April 2013 on when a general ban on liquids will be replaced by better screening technology, the European Commission said on April 29. “This package takes a significant step forward in signaling the beginning of the end for the current restrictions on liquids in cabin baggage, with a clear and final deadline of April 2013,” said the commission vice president in charge of transport. In the upcoming three years, EU airports will be required to install new technology capable of detecting liquid explosives, so as to allow for the current ban to be lifted.

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