Today, Wednesday November 1, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in coordination with air carriers, implemented the latest phase of enhanced security measures at all last-point-of-departure airports at 105 countries around world. All passengers on flights bound for the United States are now subject to expanded security screening procedures prior to departure. The procedure changes being implemented vary by airline, but may include personal security interviews conducted by airline employees, questionnaires and heightened screening of personal electronic devices.
Travel trade associations that Dabbler Travel belongs to are also urging the Administration to expeditiously set clear rules of the road, and to communicate those changes to the traveling public in conjunction with the airlines, such that disruption is kept to a minimum. A good rule of thumb is to check with the relevant carrier on policy changes and, when in doubt, arrive at the airport early!
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