Guangzhou tightens airport security
2012-September-4 Source:
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Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport has raised its level of security checks as of Sept 2, meaning passengers may take more time to check in.

The upgrade to level 2 has been conducted simultaneously with the airports in Beijing and Shanghai, meaning that it is at the same level as 2008, when Beijing held the Olympic Games two years ago when Shanghai held the World Expo.

In level 2, the security examiners may require more passengers to open their bags and take off their shoes to check if there are any forbidden items. The airport has also tuned up the sensitivity of the metal detectors, so that even small metal pieces like coins and rings can trigger the alarm.

The airport suggests the passengers should arrive with plenty of time to spare and to throw away forbidden items and take out metal items in order to quicken the check. In particular, the airport reminds passengers not to put lithium batteries, lighters and matches into the checked-in baggage.

As the Mid-autumn Day and the National Day will bring a large passenger flow, Baiyun Airport said it will have more examiners to respond to the new arrangement, and it was confident it will cope with the heavier work load.

Editor: Olivia
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