Aviation & Space Law

TSA bans uncharged cellphones and laptops on some international flights


Those planning international travel should take note of a new TSA rule.

Concerned about potential terrorism, the federal agency is requiring airline passengers headed to the U.S. from the Middle East and Europe to demonstrate that their cellphones and laptop computers can turn on before boarding, according to the Associated Press, CBS News and the Washington Post (reg. req.).

Those whose electronic devices don’t power up will not be allowed to take them on board, and likely will be subjected to additional security screening.

Hat tip: Daily Mail

Updated at 11:50 a.m. to add link to Associated Press coverage.

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