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Can I request a private search in airports if I don’t feel comfortable having it done in public?

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At any point in the process of being searched in airports, you may ask to have a search done privately. If you do so, you will be taken to a private area, out of view of the public and other members of staff. You will then undergo a full body search both by hand and by the use of a hand-held metal detector. The officer conducting the search will be accompanied by a second officer of the same sex who will act as a witness.  You may also take a witness with you (of any sex).

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