New Requirements Entering the USA (Have your iPhones charged)

  • Jul 7, 2014 3:53pm GMT

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration has released new security requirements for customers and nonrevenue passengers of any airline traveling on select flights from Europe, the Middle East and Africa to the U.S.

Customers traveling on some flights should expect additional security screening and may be requested to demonstrate that carried on battery-powered electronic items the size of a cell phone or larger are operational.

If those electronic items are nonoperational, customers will not be allowed to carry them on the aircraft.

The TSA is being deliberately very light on reasons why they are implementing this new rule, but NBCNews writes that the new rules are in response to a specific threat which has the TSA worried about “a cellphone, tablet, or other electronic device” being used to hide an explosive device.

Questions now, "Will TSA have backup chargers to test devices?"

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