21st July 2017
Written on 21st July 2017
Additional security measures for international flights to the U.S.
Beginning this week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will require additional security measures for all international flights to the U.S. These measures include enhanced screening of travelers, as well as heightened screening of electronic devices larger than a standard smartphone. Travelers may need to remove these devices from their protective cases or outer packaging for inspection.
The enhanced security measures include but are not limited to:
- Enhancing overall passenger screening;
- Conducting heightened screening of personal electronic devices;
- Increasing security protocols around aircraft and in passenger areas; and
- Deploying advanced technology, expanding canine screening, and establishing additional preclearance locations.
These enhanced security measures will help to secure all commercial flights departing from 280 airports that serve as last points of departure to the United States.
For international flights, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recommends arriving at the airport at least three hours before your flight, allowing time for the additional security measures.
For more information regarding this matter, please contact you dedicated Travel Executive.
Source: United Airlines, U.S. Department of Homeland Security