Thailand’s Civil Aviation Authority says airports will adopt stricter security regulations that identify a long list of items passengers cannot take on board.

The ban covers foods, liquids and cosmetics that are now limited to containers that have a capacity of no more than 10 millilitres.

The ban applies to all 28 airports under the CAAT authority and came into effect at the weekend.

Items on the banned list include: Water; drinks; soup; syrup; jam; stew; sauce; ‘nam prik’; foods in sauce; creams; lotions; cosmetics; oil; perfume; toothpaste; shampoo; shower gel; spray; foam; mascara; lipstick and lip balm.  Many popular foods are included.

The longstanding rules have described liquids, aerosols, gels or other materials and substances with similar characteristics, however a broader interpretation of ‘substances with similar characteristics’ is now being taken.

There is limit to one transparent re-sealable plastic bag with a volume no greater than one litre and dimensions no larger than 20 cm x 20 cm which must be declared.

Medication and food for special dietary requirements including baby food are permitted in your cabin baggage in a reasonable quantity for your flight. They must be declared and may be subject to additional security checks.