Passengers on US-bound flights face more screening

AP News
Posted: Jan 03, 2010 6:01 PM

The Transportation Security Administration says passengers flying into the United States from certain countries will be subject to enhanced screening techniques, such as body scans and pat-downs.

Starting Monday, the agency says, all passengers on U.S.-bound international flights will be subject to random screening.

In addition, anyone traveling from or though nations regarded as state sponsors of terrorism _ as well as "other countries of interest" _ will be required to go through enhanced screening.

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The State Department lists Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria as state sponsors of terrorism. The "other countries" whose passengers will face enhanced screening include Nigeria, Yemen and Pakistan.