As the traveling public knows, all electronic devices are screened by security officers. During the security examination, officers may also ask that owners power up some devices, including cell phones. Powerless devices will not be permitted onboard the aircraft. The traveler may also undergo additional screening.
TSA will continue to adjust security measures to ensure that travelers are guaranteed the highest levels of aviation security conducted as conveniently as possible.
While travelers in the past have been asked to turn on laptops or cell phones, this rule will now extend to everyone. For regular international flyers, this could result in longer wait times during airport screenings. To make sure you aren’t held up at the airport, keep your electronics charged. If your phone or laptop has dead batteries, you may not be able to fly.
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