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Tighter passenger checks at Riga Airport

Starting September 1, passenger security checks in Riga International Airport will be tighter - as in other European airports.

Sarmīte Rinmane, Head of Communication at Riga International Airport, told that previously, in March, the European Commission's (EC) new requirements concerning passenger carry-on baggage checks had come into force. 

"The EC regulatory requirements stipulate that tighter passenger checks will be introduced starting September 1. Passengers will have to take into account that they may have to spend a little more time in security checks in European airports. At the request of the airport’s Security Department staff, the passengers and their carry-on baggage can be subjected to more thorough checking," said Rinmane.

According to her, there's a possibility that passengers have to spend more time in security checks, but the changes will be small and the passengers have no reason to worry.

"In order to deal with all the formalities before the flight, we ask for passengers to arrive at the airport at least two hours prior to the planned flight," said Rinmane.

The information about the screening methods is classified.

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