At an international airport, security procedures may sometimes slow down due to many people travelling. Our practical tip to make sure that you don't miss your flight: check in at the Air Mauritius counter at least 3 hours before your departure time.
Business Class passengers can check in at a special counter available at all airports, except at Reunion and Rodrigues airports.
At Air Mauritius, we take security very seriously. For this reason, we ask all our passengers to submit to the security checks required before boarding. Any passenger who refuses a security check will unfortunately be denied boarding.
Note that some items are not allowed in the cabin. Please refer to information on Hand Baggage
Security enhanced at Perth airport with introduction of a body scanner
As part of Commonwealth Government regulations to enhance airport security in Australia, a body scanner has been introduced at Perth Airport's International Terminal (T1) in December 2012.
The body scanner will be used to screen outbound passengers at the international passenger screening point, in conjunction with walk-through metal detectors.
Passengers will be randomly selected for screening by the new body scanner. Consistent with current practices, anyone who refuses to undergo a body scan without valid reason will be not permitted to enter the departures lounge or board their flight.
This rule applies equally to airport staff, pilots and cabin crew.
Body scanners are currently used at airports in other countries including the United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Thailand and the Netherlands. Perth Airport is one of eight airports across Australia to install body scanners in December this year.
The scanners are safe and use radio frequency energy (similar to mobile phones and wireless network devices), not x-ray technology.
People's privacy is protected as the scanner displays a generic “stick figure” image with no identifying features. The body scanner cannot store any personal or identifying information about passengers.