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U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues Revised Security Directive to Airlines Worldover

  • Spokesman for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, James Gregory, told media that a revised directive to the airlines all over the world has been issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in response to requests for clarifying aviation security measures (to be effective from July 19, 2017). After this directive, the airlines will get additional flexibility as well as time for obtaining explosive trace detection equipment. Gregory denied reports that pointed to requirement of in-person check in for U.S. flights. He assured that the new measures implemented will not impact any airline’s ability “to offer kiosk or on-line check in”.