Last checked: 27/09/2021

Airport and airline security

Coronavirus: safely resuming travel

Use of body scanners at EU airports

At any EU airport, passengers may be screened by body scanners, either as the primary method of screening or as an additional method to resolve the cause of any alarms.

It is up to each EU country to decide whether to use these, but if a country has chosen this option it must comply with EU rules. If you are asked to undergo screening by such a scanner you should know, in particular, that:

Airlines banned within the EU

All airlines operating flights that begin or end in the EU must meet certain safety standards. Some airlines across the world operate in conditions below European safety levels and may therefore either:

If you are concerned about aircraft safety, you can check the list of airlines banned within the EU.


EU legislation

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