No matter where you are or what country you’re traveling to, it’s always important to do your research. Most travelers make the mistake of simply researching travel destinations and hotel deals, but if you truly want to have a seamless, worry-free vacation, it’s also important to look up the laws of the country you’re visiting – especially if it’s your first time there. Being up to date on the news and current affairs can also serve to do you a lot of good.
All over the world, airport security checks are some of the most common causes of delay, with queues at security checking counters being some of the longest in the whole airport. With a little bit of preparation, however, you could make your trip through the airport a bit easier. First thing you need to do is acquaint yourself with international standards as to what can and can’t be brought onto a plane. This usually has to do with tweezers, blades and scissors, with the common law being that blades longer than 6cm cannot be brought on board. It is, however, worth noting that some countries have started looking into revising these laws. Last last year, Australia’s airport security began reviewing the list of restricted items, so travelers to and from Australia need to be stay aware.
In much the same way, many airports implement their own rules with regards to what is allowed on board. For example, not many people are aware that in London’s Heathrow Airport, which is described on Parking4less as the busiest airport in all of the UK and the third busiest in the world, requires that all mobile phones and gadgets be fully charged and functional upon entering the airport. Gadgets are checked at the entrance and anyone found to have a gadget that fails to switch on will be asked to rebook their flight and will not be allowed through their boarding gate.
Everyone knows that airports can be some of the most stressful places in the world, and should you fail to follow procedures set by the management, you may find yourself unknowingly causing widespread panic, just as one man did in a Sydney airport when he accidentally entered through an exit gate, causing eight flights to experience delays and affecting over a thousand people as the terminal was evacuated. If you want to avoid unnecessary hassles, make sure to do your research first!