When you're flying solo or with both parents, going through security takes a bit extra time for scanning. Giving yourself plenty of time at the airport can keep stress levels to a minimum.
Transport security officials will allow you to bring enough formula or breast milk for the trip but they may open the containers and scan them for security purposes. If you travel with powdered formula, buy bottled water at the gate rather than relying on in-flight water. If your baby only likes warm milk, another option is to bring an empty flask and when you've past security screening, try to find a hot water station or ask a restaurant for some hot/warm water.
If you're travelling from Hong Kong International Airport, there are public water dispensers called the 'Water Zone' for hot, cold and luke warm water, including an ice dispenser free of charge to the public.
These are are located at gate 511, 1, 15, 24-26, 34, 44, 61, 207, 213 only available at Terminal 1
You will also be asked to put the following through the scanners:
- bags and backpacks
- breast pumps
- car seats
- baby carrier, slings or wraps
If you have an infant or a toddler that needs to be carried, it's okay as long as the baby carrier and slings are removed. At some instances, they will only need to inspect it without removal.
Hong Kong International Airport rules for liquids:
"All liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) in hand baggage should be placed in containers no larger than 100ml and packed in a transparent re-sealable plastic bag with a capacity of 1 litre or less. Only one transparent plastic bag per passenger is permitted. Exemptions may be made for medications, baby milk/ food and special dietary requirement, subject to verification."