MPI reports passenger compliance up

01 October 2015

MPI’s latest annual compliance survey shows that 98.7 percent of international air passengers are free of biosecurity risk items by the time they leave the airport.

The survey also shows:

  • 99.5 percent of passengers meet requirements regarding medium and high-risk goods by the time they leave the airport
  • 99.9 percent of passengers comply with biosecurity requirements associated with goods that could host fruit flies.

The successful results are largely due to the introduction of a much stricter auditing regime in 2012 (when the compliance result was 95.3 percent). This includes the adoption of improved x-ray technology and increased numbers of detector dogs and quarantine staff.