No need to remove electronics from hand luggage for scanning at Doha's airport

The new technology is making Hamad International Airport safer

No need to remove electronics from hand luggage for scanning at Doha's airport

Doha's Hamad International Airport (HIA) has new technology meaning you won't need to take electronic items out of hand luggage when being scanned.

It also checks for explosive devices and will be in place at transfer screening checkpoints at first.

The airport says it will significantly enhance airport security while speeding up the inspection process.

It is also good for stopping possible cross-contamination during while COVID-19 is an issue by limiting human contact at the security checkpoints.

Saeed Yousef Al-Sulaiti, vice president - cecurity at Hamad International Airport said: “The security process at HIA is continuously improving through the introduction of cutting-edge technologies. Our goal is to make the travel journey safer, given the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. During these challenging times, our priority remains to protect passengers while preserving security.

"Through the implementation of C2 technology, we can accomplish a more efficient protocol that addresses all passenger concerns. Our passenger-centric strategy helps us continue our investments towards that front while developing solutions that are in the best interest of our people."

HIA is also looking to implement body scanners and anti-bacterial trays at checkpoints.

There are already progressive anti-COVID-19 measures in place using disinfecton robotics and advanced thermal screening helmets.

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