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Heightened security at airports

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The Australian Government has introduced additional aviation security measures at international and domestic terminals at Australia's major airports, following the discovery of an alleged terror plot involving a plane on a domestic service, over the weekend.

Both domestic and international travellers should expect to experience an increased level of security scrutiny at the airport. Many of our travellers today have been reporting long wait times. 

Campus Travel advises that:

  • Travellers should arrive at the airport two hours before domestic flights.
  • Travellers should arrive at the airport three hours before international flights to allow ample time for screening.

Travellers can assist the process by:

  • Reducing the amount of carry-on luggage they take on board. Please note however, there are no changes to the onboard luggage allowance permitted by the airlines.
  • Ensuring they are ready for security with pockets empty, laptops out and shoes off.
  • Making sure their electronic devices are charged enough so they can be powered up if requested by security.
  • Adjusting their domestic travel arrangements to fly in non-peak periods.
  • Being patient and compliant with the officials managing the security.

For more information or assistance please contact your Campus Travel Consultant or team.


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