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Australia: Enhanced Security Measures at Airports

Australia: Enhanced Security Measures at Airports - Added 31st July - Current 18th November 2019

Following the arrest of four men in Sydney in a counter-terrorism operation on 29 July, there are enhanced security measures in place at all major Australian domestic and international airports.

Customers can expect to experience an increased level of security scrutiny at the airport so it may take a little longer than usual to get through the process:

  • Passengers should arrive at the airport two hours before domestic flights and three hours before international flights to allow ample time for screening.
  • Passengers should limit the amount of carry-on and checked baggage they travel with as this will help to ensure security screening is efficient.
  • There are no changes to what can and cannot be carried on-board the aircraft.

Customers are advised to follow the travel advice their Government:


New Zealand

United Kingdom


STA Travel are monitoring this situation and updates will be added to this Travel Advice page.

Anyone with concerns about travel in this area should contact their Booking Store for advice.


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