Airport security- 3D baggage scanners could end liquid restrictions

Airport security: 3D baggage scanners could end liquid restrictions


As per latest rule laid out by the government, all major airports at the United Kingdom need to introduce 3d screening equipment for baggage before 2022 ends. Ministers say that this technology will surely boost the security along with sped up checks prior to passenger boarding. This will also end any restrictions with regards to travelling with laptops and liquids.

This equipment is similar to the CT scanners found in hospitals. The installation process had already started at the Heathrow Airport in London. It caters a clear picture of the contents inside the bag with zoom in and the rotate option for proper inspection.

As of now, the passengers who want to carry liquids in the cabin baggage have been restricted to the containers that hold nothing above 100ml. These containers are to be shown before the security staff using a single, resealable, transparent bag with 20cmX20cm dimensions.

These limits were imposed back in the year 2006 after British Police uncovered a plan that would have blown up at least 10 planes with use of explosives that were hidden inside drinking bottles. Announcing his new plans, Boris Johnson, the UK Prime Minister mentioned that these scanners shall cut down the hassles for passengers with improved security.

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