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First, for your information, they may not give you a hard time if you just lift your shirt a little without actually revealing skin. I realized this when I was traveling from Germany and I was asked to lift my shirt. I was wearing a dress with cardigan on top. I lifted my cardigan a little, and the agent didn't seem to mind that my skin was covered with my ...


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They were checking you hands for traces of residue from explosives, and it is common practice, especially in Europa, from my experience. I have been swabbed many times, but I found that it happens more often in Europa than in the United States, at least in my experience. When I'm swabbed in the United States, they usually swab the outside of my luggage, my ...


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You are right about not having to remove your shoes, but if further screening is required, you may be asked to remove anything. The pat down could have been a result to a verity of things, and it may have had nothing to do with your coffee can. You could have been flagged for something, or you could have been randomly selected for a pat down. When further ...


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