By Shelley Shan / Staff Reporter
The government has started installing full-body scanners and other high-tech devices to increase security at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications said yesterday.
Ministry of Aviation and Navigation Deputy Director General Han Chen-hua (韓振華) said that airport security personnel previously carried out a body search on passengers who set off alarms on metal detectors, but “because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are speeding up” the installation of contactless safety devices. “
Five full-body scanners have been installed at the airport – three in Terminal 1 and two in Terminal 2, Han said, adding that passengers would be asked to enter body scanners if security guards noticed anything suspicious.