Australian Government regulations specify that all passengers must go through a security screening point before boarding a flight.
Our focus is to provide efficient screening processes that show respect for all passengers, while at the same time assuring the highest level of security standards are maintained.
You are responsible for keeping track of your own possessions when you pass through the screening point. We suggest that you put your valuables, such as wallet, passport, jewellery and camera, in your bag before arriving at the screening point.
If walk-through detector alarms go off during screening passengers will be subject to further screening before being cleared for travel. This may include the removal of various outer garments, including headwear or footwear, which can have a metal brace in the instep that activates alarms. If alarms continue to sound passengers may be asked to undergo a physical search.
If, for religious or other personal reasons, passengers do not wish to undergo these screening processes in public, they may request that screening occurs in a private room.
Explosive Trace Detection machines are in use at Christmas Island Airport. Passengers and baggage may be tested at check-ins or screening points at any time.