If you plan on taking a trip to the United States, before the airport security check, make sure your telephones, laptop and other electronic devices’ batteries are charged, or they could confiscate your devices.
The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued a statement indicating that devices that do not start during inspection will be confiscated, and their carriers will be subjected to additional inspection.
The measures were announced after US authorities expressed their concern over the work of terrorist groups linked to Al-Qaeda in Yemen and Syria to develop explosive devices capable of clearing airport detection systems.
The devices under TSA’s eye are mobile phones, tablets and laptop computers that could be used to hide or detonate explosives.
The agency’s statement did not specify which airports would be applying the requirement to turn electronic devices on. Currently there are flights arriving to the US nonstop from nearly two hundred fifty airports worldwide.
Source: Banca & Negocios