TSA, DHS Will Bar Electronic Devices on Some Overseas Flights

The TSA and DHS have announced a temporary restrictions on the type of electronic devices that can be carried on-board certain flights from some overseas airports to the U.S.

The restrictions, a federal official said, are an adjustment based on threat intelligence.

The restrictions will not apply to U.S.-based airlines but only to foreign carriers that operate flights from certain countries directly to U.S. airports, according to officials, and will not apply on purely domestic flights.

Such changes are made periodically in response to threat intelligence, and laptop computers have long been the source of concern. The officials declined to be specific about the nature of the threat, the exact terms of the restrictions, or how long the modifications would be in effect.

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