Indonesia heightens airport security checks, but electronic devices not banned
27 Mar 2017 13:44:14
JAKARTA — Indonesia heightens airport security checks on laptops and other electronic devices, but has no plans to ban them from any foreign and domestic flights, seeing current security measures sufficient to detect threats, Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation said on Sunday (March 26).
Under existing rules, passengers can have their laptops and other electronic devices as carry-on, and only need to take them out from bags during X-ray checks. The simple device-check rule, however, has not observed at all airports.
Mr Agus Santoso, director general of air transportation at the ministry, said in a statement that the ministry has sent circular letters to remind airport operators about the rule.
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