Air Travel Security Regulations

Air Travel Security Regulations
Useful Resources on high security airports
Following various security threats, incidences and issues at airports and planes in the United States of America and United Kingdom, airports around the world have enhanced security procedures to ensure safety of air travel. In particular, hand carried luggage are strictly regulated including restrictions on certain items that can be carried on board.

To avoid unnecessary delays and hassles, you should check the specific regulations implemented by the departing airport authorities before heading for the airport concerned. You should consult your travel agent and also check with the airline for advice on the regulations at the destination airport in advance.

The following are useful web links to obtain information on hand-luggage restrictions, security check procedures, duty free purchases and packing guidelines on the country’s airports considered to have moderate to high security alert.

Country Regulating Authority
Australia Department of Transport and Regional services
Canada Transport Canada
European Union European Commission
India Bureau of Civil Aviation Security
Singapore Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
United Kingdom UK Department for Transport
United States of America US Transportation Security Administration

Please note that the above resources are by no means exhaustive and every attempt should be made to seek clarification when there is a security alert situation. Always check for the latest information up to the point of travel. Telephoning the relevant information centres or authorities within the country and embassy of the overseas destination country would be a good idea.

The information and advise are intended to be a general guide for travellers only. While every care has been taken to prepare the information and make recommendations or suggestions, neither the publisher of nor its management or staff are responsible for any injury, loss or damage arising in respect of any statement contained therein.
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