Kochi: In the wake of intelligence inputs that terrorists have sneaked into the country through Gujarat coast, security has been stepped up at Cochin International Airport near here.
Airport officials said security has been beefed up after a security alert was sounded by Bureau of Civil Aviation Securities today.
Airport Director A C K Nair said tight security is put in place at the airport and the situation will continue till March 12.
Entry of visitors is banned inside the terminal and viewers gallery till March 12, officials said.
Passengers will be subjected to thorough security check at various points at the airport.
Considering this aspect, passengers are advised to reach airport bit early, they said.