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WASHINGTON. - People traveling to the U.S. from 14 countries now face new security regulations, including full body pat-downs.
     
The new rules went into effect Monday, but reports indicate several European countries are still figuring out how to implement them.
     
The measures are a response to a failed bombing attack on a Christmas Day flight from Amsterdam to Detroit.
     
The 14 countries on the list are those considered to be state sponsors of terrorism or "of interest."
     
A Transportation Security Administration official says many passengers who are not from those countries or traveling through them will continue to see additional screening measures. The
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Passengers from 14 named countries, all deemed state sponsors of terror or countries of interest, can expect such more random screenings across the board

Confusion in Europe after US demands more security

Some air travelers to the U.S. say they don't mind a longer wait at check-in if it means better security.
     
James MacDonald, who was flying from London to Denver, said it would be worse for someone from a country considered a terrorism sponsor. But MacDonald says if it's a question of safety, he doesn't see room to argue.
     
Some travelers think concerns about full body scanners and privacy are overrated.
     
One tourist, who flew from Genoa to Rome, says "privacy can be easily sacrificed in the name of security."

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