Update: Restrictions on large electronic devices during flights have been lifted

 You don't have to check your laptop! Nothing can stop you now.

You don't have to check your laptop! Nothing can stop you now.

New security measures added at international airports now allow laptop computers, tablets and other large electronic devices back in the cabins of all flights into the United States.

In late March 2017, The Department of Homeland Security announced that the United States would be banning electronics on direct flights from the Middle East region, regardless of citizenship.

The precaution was in response to threats that terrorists were actively working on ways to hide explosives in laptops and other electronic devices.

The sudden ban had only applied to Middle Eastern airlines flying direct into North America, and since, one by one, all 180 airlines and 280-plus airports have adopted enhanced security measures that allowed them to discontinue the laptop ban.

Cheers to good news!

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