The US authorities have introduced new security measures which are designed to reduce the threat of hidden explosives. Starting on October 26, they include extra screening of passengers and electronic devices and apply to all commercial flights into the US amid fears that terrorists could try to conceal an explosive device inside a computer. Passengers may be subjected to security interviews as they pass through the departure process.
The move follows the previous ban on electronic equipment larger than a smartphone in airline cabin baggage from eight countries which the US government announced in March but later dropped.
Passengers flying to the US are advised to arrive at the airport three hours before departure.
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