South Korea to Deploy Full-Body Scanners at Four Airports

18 August 2010 (Last Updated August 18th, 2010 18:30)

The South Korean Government plans to start screening passengers with full-body scanners at four international airports from September. The devices will be used at international airports in Incheon, Gimpo, Gimhae and Jeju from 1 October after a 30-day trial, according to The Sydney Mo

The South Korean Government plans to start screening passengers with full-body scanners at four international airports from September.

The devices will be used at international airports in Incheon, Gimpo, Gimhae and Jeju from 1 October after a 30-day trial, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

Only suspected passengers will be asked to go through the full-body scanners, while children and pregnant women will be exempt from the scanning.

The scanners are expected to enhance the level of aviation security in the country, prior to the G20 Summit to be held in Seoul in November.