Monday, March 20, 2017

U.S. Government To Ban Electronics Devices Larger Than Cellphones On Airlines From 13 Countries

Reuters: U.S. to ban some airline passengers from carrying larger electronics

Passengers traveling on certain U.S.-bound foreign airline flights will have to check electronic devices larger than a cell phone once U.S. authorities formalize a new ban in response to an unspecified terrorism threat, U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday.

The new rule is expected to be announced Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security, the officials said, adding that it had been under consideration since the U.S. government learned of a threat several weeks ago.

A source said the rule would cover around eight to 10 foreign airlines. A separate government official confirmed an Associated Press report that the ban will affect 10 airports in eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

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More News On The U.S. Government About To Ban Electronics Devices Larger Than Cellphones On Airlines From 13 Countries

US forbids any device larger than cellphone on airlines from 13 countries -- The Guardian
Government to implement electronics ban on some US-bound flights -- CBS
Feds temporarily ban electronics on certain flights to US -- The Hill
US to ban laptops and tablets on flights from eight countries -- BBC
US bans electronic devices on flights from eight majority-Muslim countries -- The Independent
US bans passengers on at least 12 airlines from taking electronic devices on board -- The Independent
US Government Bans Large Electronics on Flights Originating in 13 Countries -- Sputnik
TSA will ban flyers from 13 countries from bringing laptops, tablets onboard -- Ars Technica

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