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U.S. unveils new security steps for international flights bound for America

  • June 29, 2017
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All papers reported online on DHS Secretary Kelly’s announcement on Wednesday that the department has asked airline companies and airport authorities around the world to tighten security screening on all commercial flights bound for the U.S. to combat the threat of terrorism. Among the security enhancement measures proposed are the use of bomb-sniffing dogs and adoption of more advanced technology in checkpoint screening. Personal electronic devices, such as cell phones, laptops and tablets, will be subject to heightened screening. Nikkei said eight Japanese airports will be required to tighten air travel security measures. An unnamed MLIT aviation bureau official said: “We are collecting information since no formal notice has been provided by the U.S.” The official said the ministry will consider whether or not additional security measures will need to be implemented at Japanese airports after local airlines receive concrete instructions from the DHS. A JAL spokesperson reportedly said the airline is now examining the U.S. instructions. 

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