Photo/IllutrationDomestic passengers pass through security inspections at Chubu Airport in Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture, in July 2018. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)

Airports in Japan will tighten inspections of passengers on domestic and international flights from Sept. 13 to prevent terrorism at the Rugby World Cup and Tokyo Olympics, the transport ministry said.

To detect if travelers have handled explosives, the airports will introduce swab tests for passengers on domestic and international flights. Inspectors will also continue random body pat-downs to check for bombs.

Between Sept. 13 and Nov. 5, during the Rugby World Cup in Japan, drones will not be allowed in the cabins on any flight.

Passengers on all flights will have to remove footwear that goes above the ankles, such as thick-soled shoes or boots, for checks. Currently, individual inspectors usually decide which passengers must go through such screening.

The airports will also run the coats and jackets of domestic flight passengers through an X-ray machine. Until now, only international flight passengers had to undergo that screening process, the ministry said.