Trump’s new electronics restriction

Flights from the U.S. will be subject to new restrictions on electronic devices and certain liquids on board, according to Trump Administration officials. The President informed a national security meeting that personal electronic devices…

Trump's new electronics restriction


Flights from the U.S. will be subject to new restrictions on electronic devices and certain liquids on board, according to Trump Administration officials.

The President informed a national security meeting that personal electronic devices with larger capacity batteries would be allowed into the cabin of U.S.-bound flights as of 11 am GMT Tuesday. However, the heads of U.S. State and Homeland Security Department agencies said restrictions would also apply to large electronic devices and certain liquids in the hold of aircraft.

In other words, computers with lithium batteries, laptops, tablets, cameras, similar devices that hold high amounts of liquid, and medical equipment would be subject to separate scrutiny, NBC News is reporting.

Reuters has the full story, which includes an eyewitness account of how Trump was told the news, a clarification on what liquids will be allowed, and what was already exempt from the restrictions.

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