I’m going to Oslo again tomorrow, and bringing the breastpump like last time – but this time I’m armed with a printed email from a security inspector and senior advisor at Norway’s Civil Aviation Authority stating that bringing breastmilk and a cooling element to keep it cool through airport security as hand luggage is permitted. He’s also promised to add this to the F.A.Q., which is due to be updated “soon”. He was extremely helpful on the phone, and was apologetic that some inspectors on the ground sometimes misinterpret the rules. I’m posting the email just in case other people need it too.

Her er en epost som bekrefter at det er i orden  ha med bÂde morsmelk p flaske og kj¯leelementer for  holde melken kj¯lig under reisen i hÂndbaggasjen gjennom sikkerhetskontrollen p norske flyplasser. Det stÂr ikke eksplisitt i eposten men p telefonen gjorde Berntzen det klart at dette ogs gjelder nÂr man reiser uten barnet, som nÂr mor har vÊrt p dagsreise til Oslo, f.eks., og hatt med brystpumpe for  pumpe melk til barnet som er hjemme hos far. Her er bloggposten om hvordan jeg ikke fikk ha med dette sist jeg reiste.

From: Jaran.Berntzen@caa.no
Subject: SV: Morsmelk og kj¯lelement i sikkerhetskontrollen
Date: 20 February 2009 12:45:17 PM
To: jill.walker@uib.no


Viser til telefonsamtale.

Slik vi tolker regelverket er barnemat, herunder da selvsagt ogs morsmelk, unntatt. Dette innebÊrer at barnematen ogs m kunne oppbevares under reisens varighet, og dermed er ogs tilh¯rende kj¯leelement unntatt.

HÂper dette er tilstrekkelig. Skulle det oppst problemer i sikkerhetskontrollen er det bare  ringe.


Jaran Berntzen
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Update All prepared for a fight as I was, I was almost disappointed: I slid through security with no comments at all, despite my liquid-filled cooling element. Ah well, perhaps good old Jaran Berntzen had sent out a memo to everyone reminding them that breastmilk and coolers are cool. Or perhaps I just had really bad luck last time.

1 Comment

  1. M-H

    Well done Jill. This is a good outcome.

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