New UK Travel Procedures

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August 11, 2006/thisday




Air passengers will henceforth be subjected to new security measures following the foiled terrorist plot that would have blown up 10 air crafts yesterday. The UK Department for Transport outlined the measures, which will apply to travellers departing from airports in the country to other destinations.


Passengers are required to go through security check points with a plastic carrier bag, (preferably transparent) with only the items listed below:
• Pocket-size wallets and pocket-size purses plus contents (for example money, credit cards, identity cards etc (not handbags).


• Travel documents essential for the journey (for example passports and travel tickets).

• Prescription medicines and medical items sufficient and essential for the flight (eg, diabetic kit), except in liquid form unless verified as authentic.

• Spectacles and sunglasses, without cases and contact lens holders, without bottles of solution.
• For those travelling with an infant: baby food, milk (the contents of each bottle must be tasted by the accompanying passenger) and sanitary items sufficient and essential for the flight (nappies, wipes, creams and nappy disposal bags).


• Female sanitary items sufficient and essential for the flight, if unboxed (eg tampons, pads, towels and wipes). Tissues (unboxed) and/or handkerchiefs


’¢â‚¬Â¢ Keys (but no electrical key fobs). All passengers must be hand searched, and their footwear and all the items they are carrying must be X-ray screened.
• Pushchairs and walking aids must be X-ray screened, and only airport-provided wheelchairs may pass through the screening point.


’¢â‚¬Â¢ In addition to the above, all passengers boarding flights to the USA and all the items they are carrying, including those acquired after the central screening point, must be subjected to secondary search at the boarding gate.

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