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Passenger Screening

To increase traveller security, it is important that all passengers travelling on a screened service are screened at the screening point prior to boarding. Family and friends accompanying passengers to the boarding gate will also be screened at security screening points.

Four simple steps to get through passenger screening:

  1. You will be asked to walk through a metal detector. You may be asked to remove your shoes, your belt or other metal objects such as piercings that may cause an alarm to sound.
  2. If the metal detector alarm sounds, you will be asked by the screening officer to remove any metal objects and place them on the trays provided. You will then be asked to walk through the metal detector a second time.
  3. If the metal detector sounds again, you might also be asked to take part in a frisk (pat down) search. You can ask that screening take place in a private room. Please talk to the screening officers to make these arrangements.
  4. Let screening staff know if you have any medical conditions that might cause the metal detector alarm to sound; for example, an implanted metallic joint.

Your rights at the screening point

When you enter the screening point, you are taken to consent to each screening procedure, except frisk search. If a frisk search is required, you will be asked to consent to that process. You have the right to refuse your consent to frisk or to any other screening process, however, if you refuse to be screened, you will not be allowed to pass through the security screening point or board your flight.

Remember that if your domestic flight is departing from an international terminal, you will be subject to liquid, aerosol and gel restrictions, and will need to present your plastic bag of liquid, aerosol and gel products at the screening point.

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Last Updated: 23 July, 2014