Airport security Down Under

By Ken Levine
This item appears on page 39 of the February 2019 issue.

I traveled to Australia in November 2018 and encountered a new airport security procedure.

In Adelaide, passengers were required to remove umbrellas from their carry-on luggage before the parcels were x-rayed. Umbrellas in carry-on luggage were legal but had to be removed for screening.

I was told that this security procedure now applies at all airports in South Australia and would soon be required in all airports in the country. While I was there, the procedure was not required in the Sydney (New South Wales) and Melbourne (Victoria) airports.

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