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New security measures for North America flights

Passengers on direct flights from Zurich to the USA and Canada have been subject to additional security measures since 10 October 2014.

The American Transport Security Administration TSA has extended  individual security measures to other European airports. Since 10 October 2014, passengers travelling on direct flights to the USA and Canada may now be subjected to an additional security check at the departure gates at Zurich Airport. This may include checking that electronic devices are operational.

We therefore recommend all passengers concerned to ensure that their mobile phones, laptops, tablets, cameras or other electronic devices are charged. Devices with empty batteries will not be allowed on board.

The airlines offering direct flights from Zurich to the USA and Canada are responsible for implementing the new security measures. Passengers are therefore requested to contact their airline directly if they need further information.

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