(MENAFN - The Peninsula) By Sidi Mohamed / The Peninsula
Doha: The Ministry of Interior (MOI) has advised passengers not to carry the luggage of others without prior knowledge as they may be exposed to legal accountability if it contains any banned substances.
'Remember that carrying luggage of others without knowledge of its contents may impede your travel procedures and expose you to legal accountability, said the Ministry on its Twitter account.
The Ministry also urged travellers to adhere to security and safety requirements and not carry any banned items specified at airline tickets or airline counter.
'The Airport Passports Department is working to facilitate the procedures for passengers and to overcome all the obstacles. To avoid any delay, passengers have to check about the validity of the passport. It is important to make sure that all the passports and tickets are with the passengers before leaving home, said the Ministry.
These tips came in time when many citizens and residents are taking their summer vacation to spend holidays in another countries.
In the first quarter of this year, Hamad International Airport (HIA) has reportedly served a total of 9.16 million passengers. It also handled 56,573 aircraft movements and 505,581 tonnes of cargo in total from January to March 2019.
HIA served 3.2 million passengers in January, 2.8 million in February and 3.15 million in March, which include passengers arriving, departing and transferring through Qatar's airport, signifying a 5.07 percent increase from the previous year.