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List of countries where shoes must come off at airport security checkpoints

Old May 24, 07, 11:39 am
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List of countries where shoes must come off at airport security checkpoints

List of places where shoes are required to come off and be scanned always:

Russia
US

List of places where some (but not all) shoes are required to come come off even when the shoes would not alarm:
UK


List of places where shoes come off if flying to a particular destination:

Canada if flying to the USA
Samoa if flying to the USA

List of places where shoes DO NOT come off:

Australia
China (including Hong Kong)
European Union (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania, excepting the UK which has some "random" shoe removal requirement at UK airports)
India
Japan

Add to the list of countries please.

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Old May 24, 07, 11:41 am
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perhaps adding another category

When taking flights TO USA:

Canada
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Old May 24, 07, 11:44 am
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Excellent thread ^ . I don't do much international travel, but i guess a similar thread about laptops would be in order?
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Old May 24, 07, 1:47 pm
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Maybe this thread should be called "List of shoe carnival airports and those that do it right: international edition."
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Old May 24, 07, 3:25 pm
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When we fly out from TLV when security didn't tell us about take shoes off. I kept the shoes on when I gotten past security screening before enter the passport control. It was wait 5 or 10 minutes get through checkpoint when my mom asked security about need take out the laptop. She spoke with accent hebrew languages. She asked security about I should need to take laptop out my carry-on bag. She said "yes" to me. Is that an all airports must to take laptop out from bags, right?
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Old May 24, 07, 4:29 pm
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Samoa - for flights to USA
Russia
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Old May 24, 07, 5:26 pm
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Philippines - always off (and belts)
Hong Kong - Never off
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Old May 24, 07, 6:19 pm
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Philippines - always off (and belts)
Hong Kong - Never off
I did not need to remove shoes when I passed through transit security at MNL last month.
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China to US. Nope.
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Originally Posted by whirledtraveler View Post
China to US. Nope.
Japan (NRT) to US did not require my shoes to be removed, either.
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Old May 24, 07, 6:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Kiwi Flyer View Post
I did not need to remove shoes when I passed through transit security at MNL last month.
Really? I have departed Manila about 5 times in the past 3 months and absolutely without exception it is shoes and belts off (and no liquids at all, although they have no reliable means of detecting them). I'm surprised that transit is different from outbound.
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Old May 24, 07, 6:48 pm
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Originally Posted by DevilDog438 View Post
Japan (NRT) to US did not require my shoes to be removed, either.
GUWonder, do you think it would be good to add a heading on the original post for places that don't require shoe removal? I know I'd find it useful.
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Originally Posted by whirledtraveler View Post
GUWonder, do you think it would be good to add a heading on the original post for places that don't require shoe removal? I know I'd find it useful.
Sure, why not -- as long as people indicate that it's a place where shoes DO NOT come off.
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Chile - DO NOT come off
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