Sources: TSA might expand ban on electronics to flights from Europe to U.S.
WASHINGTON (ABC7) —
Just months after banning electronics on some flights into the U.S., the TSA may be ready to expand the ban.
According to reports, the Department of Homeland Security may be looking at broadening the ban to include flights from Europe to the U.S.
Since March, passengers traveling to the U.S. on foreign flights from ten specific airports, many in the Middle East, are not allowed to bring onboard any device larger than a smartphone.
Those larger items like e-readers, cameras or even gaming units must be checked, but some question if it's any safer in checked luggage.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the Transportation Security Administration said, “We have not made any decisions on expanding the electronics ban; however, we are continuously assessing security directives based on intelligence and will make changes when necessary to keep travelers safe.”