Thursday, 19 April, 2018

Homeland Security announces new security protocols for worldwide flights to US

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The officials said restrictions on the first ten airports will be lifted once airlines in those countries satisfy the new security protocols, officials said. "We cannot play global whack-a-mole with every new threat".

The airline industry is expecting several things, the source said, including requiring better vetting of airline employees, better interviewing of passengers before boarding aircraft, increased use of K9 dogs and explosive trace detection equipment.

Commercial flights remain a major target for terrorists, DHS said.

The DHS said they are "giving the airlines sufficient time to implement these measures in an orderly fashion...with minimal impact for passengers" and that they "will take place in the near future".

Kelly said the measures would be "both seen and unseen" and "phased in over time", so it's not clear how much travelers will notice right away. "DHS developed these new enhanced security measures to effectively mitigate threats to aviation with minimum passenger inconvenience".

The administration imposed a laptop ban earlier this year on USA -bound flights from 10 airports in the Middle East and Africa, which the DHS said was necessary because terrorists have been pursuing innovative methods to smuggle bombs into commercial flights.

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DHS officials also said one visible enhancement could be the expansion of CBP's Preclerance program, which is now in place at airports in six countries: Abu Dhabi, Aruba, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada and the United Arab Emirates.

USA security officials are set to unveil new security measures that could lead to the lifting of the ban on laptops and other large electronic devices in airplane cabins, multiple media outlets are reporting. Neither official provided a timeline for compliance.

In recent weeks, Kelly and his aides have huddled with their counterparts overseas, as well as with representative of major airlines, to discuss whether to expand the ban around the globe.

In a briefing with reporters, senior DHS officials said the new requirements will "raise the baseline" on aviation security worldwide.

The DHS officials said it would be "a mistake" that puts "passengers at risk" if they don't comply.

DHS officials said that if the measures are not fully implemented, they could potentially pursue additional steps. It will be up to each carrier to communicate with passengers- like they did in March - to alert them to changes of procedure.

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