Haj pilgrims can carry 'Zamzam' water within the allowed baggage allowance: Air India

NEW DELHI: Air india On Tuesday he stated that pilgrims returning from Saudi Arabia after Haj will be able to take holy water from the 'Zamzam' well within the allowed amount of baggage allowed.

The 'Zamzam' well is located in Mecca in Saudi Arabia and many Haj pilgrims bring the holy water from the well to family and friends.

On July 4, the sales team of Air India 's Jeddah office reportedly wrote to all travel agents stating that till September 15, due to change of aircraft and limitation of seats,' Zamzam 'cans will not be allowed on flight Nos. AI966 ( Jeddah-Hyderabad-Mumbai) and AI964 (Jeddah-Cochin).

Air india tweeted on Tuesday, With reference to instructions regarding non carriage of Zamzam cans, on AI966 and AI964, we wish to clarify that passengers are allowed to carry Zamzam cans within their permissible baggage allowance.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused, the airline added.

The website of the national airline indicates that, according to a notice issued by the Office of Civil Aviation Safety, passengers will not be allowed to carry liquids in their carry-on bag that exceed 100 ml, except medications, inhalers accompanied by prescriptions and baby food.

These items (in carry-on baggage) will be carried in a transparent, liter-sized transparent plastic bag and subjected to the prescribed inspection and security controls, says the Wesbite website.

There are no restrictions on the amount of liquid that can be carried in the check-in baggage.