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Metal implants - airport security

Trentham, United...
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Metal implants - airport security

I know this question has been asked before, but i would just like to now if anyone has had any issues flying into or out of Egypt? with security heightened in the area at the moment, i am just concerned any any possible issue i may have going through the airport. I am getting a letter from my GP and this maybe OK in UK, but will they be as understanding over there?

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London, England
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1. Re: Metal implants - airport security

I have had two hips and a knee replaced and never had a problem anywhere. Just tell security I may set the alarm off. I have never carried a letter from GP and never been asked for one.

Melbourne, Australia
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2. Re: Metal implants - airport security

Most of my jaw is titanium and it's never set off any airport machines in any country yet. I carry a small photo of the X-ray "just in case" it's ever questioned but never needed it yet.

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Shrewsbury, United...
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4. Re: Metal implants - airport security

Husband had a metal implant in his arm 15 years ago and it has never set the alarms off

Worthing, United...
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5. Re: Metal implants - airport security


With my knee sometimes it does set off the alarm and sometimes it doesn't. No problem though, they just run the magic wand over you and then you go on your way.


Phoenix, AZ
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6. Re: Metal implants - airport security

Wife's two titanium hips set off alarms in almost all US airports, sometimes (?) at LHR, all the time at FCO, SYD, CDG. She tells security about this, gets wanded (usually), and has no issues, even on days of "heightened security."

Have not flown into, or out of any airport in Egypt, so cannot comment on how things might be there.

Good luck,


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