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Official: Qatar airport to get tough on baggage rules

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New equipment being installed at the Doha International Airport will make it harder for travelers to carry liquids and security threats onboard airplanes, a senior security official has said.

The airport will also get tough on baggage allowances, making sure that passengers check bags that weigh no more than 23kg (50lbs) and carry on no more than 7kg (15lbs), Col. Isa Al Rumaihi said in a recent interview with a law enforcement magazine.

Previously, despite signage to the contrary, rigorous security checks were typically done only for passengers flying to select locations, like the United States.

But Rumaihi asserts that all passengers carrying on liquids must make sure the items do not exceed 100ml and are kept in transparent bags.

He added that any unattended baggage would be immediately taken to an inspection point for checks.

Perhaps officials are stepping up enforcement ahead of the opening of the new airport in December. 

Has anyone noticed a difference in security while traveling lately?

Credit: Photo by vobios

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