This airport in Italy is relaxing the 3.4oz liquids rule, but only in the case of one (very Italian) food item: pesto!
It’s a widely accepted fact of air travel that liquids brought on board as carry on luggage can be no more than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters). However, Genoa airport in Italy has decided to relax the rule a little – but only if your liquid item comes in the form of pesto.
That’s right, the delicious Italian sauce is now allowed through security as part of the l pesto è buono (Pesto is good) initiative. Travelers can take up to 500g of pesto on board as carry on luggage, on condition that they donate 50 cents to Flying Angels, a local children’s charity.
Pesto originally hails from Genoa, so it should come as no surprise that this is the airport which has decided to allow it through security. The jars of pesto are scanned for safety, meaning travelers – and airport staff – no longer need to watch good pesto being thrown away.