✅ Trip Verified
Absolutely appalling treatment. As I stood in line waiting to put my hand luggage through security I looked around and saw a security guard making a woman lift her top. There were a lot of people around both male and female. I thought how appalling it was to treat a female in this manner. My son, his partner and my husband all went through the metal detector contraption without a hitch. I go through and it beeps but I know I have nothing metal on me or in me. I am stood to the side of the security conveyor belt flanked by two security guards, not frisked or any explanation given! This other security guard then marches over and takes my arm escorting me to the end of the conveyor belt opposite. She swabs the backs of my hands and then the palms of my hands. She then asks me to lift my top up to which I said no that’s rude. I am 62 years of age slightly overweight and there are lots of men and others about the area. I got tearful and she then realised just how upset I had become! She then said just random tests, well sorry not good enough! She then asks where my things are where upon my husband comes along and says they are here, she then swabs them and comes back to say I am free to go. Totally, totally utterly unacceptable behaviour. Yes security does need to be tight but it needs to be human a, considerate and most of all respectful. If they are going to undertake such intrusive tests on travellers there should be a room or a screen for the travellers to stand behind. Indeed my husband told me that there was a gentleman after me who they wanted to roll up his trouser legs, he replied no way and dropped his trousers, they were then embarrassed as they deserved to be. I do not say this lightly but I will never, truly never ever visited Cyprus again due to this invasion of privacy!