Starting next year, the X-ray equipment used for security checks at Prague Airport will gradually be replaced.
According to airport spokesperson Klára Divková’s, the new equipment will allow travelers to leave their electronic gadgets in their bags.
The upgrade will also remove the current restrictions on the number of liquids that travelers can bring with them.
The change will only affect Terminal 2, which handles flights to Schengen countries. The airport’s administration expects the improvements to be completed in 2026.
As a result, passengers can expect a more comfortable and hassle-free experience when going through security procedures.
The new X-ray machines will use computed tomography technology, which allows all liquids and electronic gadgets to stay inside the bags.
Passengers will no longer be required to report liquids or be limited to the 100 cc limit that has been in place since 2006.
Establishment of such scanners is also supposed to help speed up the security check procedure at airports, the report adds.
Milan Linate Airport was the first in Europe to adopt the smart screening systems and will soon be followed by several other European airports in the coming year.
The UK is moving ahead with plans to deploy CT scanners across UK airports and has set a summer 2024 deadline for what it deemed “that biggest overhaul of airport security rules in decades.