Airplanes and electronic devices: controls increased in Japanese airports
Tokyo, Japan - Electronic equipment larger than a smartphone will be randomly checked
More security checks will be carried out in seven airports of Japan for the flights to the USA. Electronic devices bigger than a smartphone -among which there are equipment as tablets, personal computers and cameras- and that passengers want to take on board as hand luggage will be randomly checked looking for possible traces of explosive. The decision of the Japanese authorities goes toward the requirements of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that asked since the end of March (see AVIONEWS 1, 2, 3 and 4) and with rules that have been continuosly updated, more tightened checks for airplanes going to the USA and in some cases forbade to take bigger electronic equipment as carry-on luggage. Restrictions and controls involve airlines that link the United States with over 250 airports all over the world.
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