In the USA you can walk through the naked scanner or you can choose instead to get your junk touched. In the UK, if you decline to walk through the naked scanner, you get to talk to the police for half an hour and told you can’t get on your flight.
Passengers, who are selected at random for the virtual strip search, were at first allowed to opt for a traditional ‘pat down’ check.
But a government rule change now means anyone who refuses to be scanned is barred from flying.
There does still seem to be a workaround:
Mr Bradshaw [...] now says he will fly from an alternative airport which does not use the technology.