U.S. to ban some airline passengers from carrying electronics

Reuters News
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Posted: Mar 20, 2017 5:40 PM

By David Shepardson and Mark Hosenball

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities are planning to ban passengers traveling on certain U.S.-bound foreign airline flights from carrying on larger electronic devices in response to an unspecified terrorism threat, a U.S. government official told Reuters.

The official said no American carriers are impacted by the ban, which would involve devices larger than a cell phone. The new rule is expected to be announced on Tuesday by the Homeland Security Department and cover about a dozen foreign carriers.

(Editing by Sandra Maler)