Norway’s main airport, Oslo International Airport Gardermoen (OSL), opens a separate security gate for people traveling in Bunad on the national day May 17th. The idea was suggested by a passenger on the OSL’s Facebook page.
-We think this is a brilliant idea! We underwent the possibilities immediately, says Joachim Westher Andersen, media spokesman at OSL to NRK.
On May 16th and 17th, the airport lets anyone traveling in a Bunad use the security gate intended for families.
– Those wearing a Bunad may use the family security gate, and there are surprisingly many dressed in the national costume. In that way, we can remove the ‘bottleneck’ and maintain a good flow through security for all our travelers, he continues.
Bunad Knifes Must Be Checked In
You may use the regular security gates wearing a Bunad as long as you take some precautions. Many also wonder if it is okay to have the costume and jewelry as hand luggage.
– You may bring your Bunad and jewelry onto the plane as hand luggage, but it pays to be a little prepared before going through security.
Buckles, brooches, buttons and jewelry will affect the metal detector. Male Bunad knifes must be sent as checked or special luggage.
Westher Andersen recommends the travelers to collect the costume jewelry in a jewelry bag or box and show it to the Safety Officer, and tell that you have a Bunad in your hand luggage.
– If possible, you should send the jewelry as checked baggage.
If you want to be absolutely sure that your Bunad will not be a problem, you should send it as normal checked baggage.
When it comes to cakes, travelers cannot carry these through security.
– Unfortunately, cream is classified as liquid. Also, cake is not suitable as hand luggage. Our best advice is to let the hosts at your destination do the baking. Or if you do bring a cake, share it with the security officers, Westher Andersen concludes.
Text modified by: Anette Broteng Christiansen, ThorNews
Source and photo: NRK