Press Release Regarding The Images In The Social Media About The Body Search Of Thy Passengers By A Police Dog At The Vienna Schwechat Airport
Some visuals appeared in the social media of a customs officer making a police dog sniff the passengers and their belongings that were waiting for boarding THY flight at the Vienna Schwechat Airport. Thereupon, inspections were made at the airport the same night by our Consulate General in Vienna.
It was learned that such searches are made rarely and upon denunciation, and for all airlines.
Moreover, our Embassy in Vienna has drawn the attention of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the inappropriate search procedures that appeared in the visuals and the Ministry was asked to warn the relevant Austrian authorities, particularly the customs officers.
The Austrian authorities have committed to be more sensitive in such controls.
Monday - Friday
09.00 - 12.30 / 13.30 - 17.00
Consular Section Working Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 09:00-12:00 and 14:00-15:30 / Wednesday and Friday: 09:00-12:00 (By Appointment Only)
Telephone inquiries: 14:00-16:00,
Telephone: +48 22 854 61 11
|1/1/2020||1/1/2020||New Year's Day|
|1/6/2020||1/6/2020||Twelfth Day (Epiphany)|
|5/31/2020||5/31/2020||Whit Sunday (Pentecost)|
|8/15/2020||8/15/2020||Polish Army Day|
|11/1/2020||11/1/2020||All Saint's Day|
+ 90 312 292 29 29