The Department of Homeland Security is thinking about prohibiting all portable tablets on flights from Europe to the United States. This change would speak to an extension of past regulations forbidding portable tablets and tablets on flights from some Middle Eastern and African nations.
The Daily Beast initially revealed the new proposed boycott, refering to European security authorities. DHS representative David Lapan later illuminated the division’s position on Twitter with the accompanying explanation:
No final decisions made on expanding the restriction on large electronic devices in aircraft cabins; however, it is under consideration 1/2
— David Lapan (@SpoxDHS) May 10, 2017
“No final decisions made on expanding the restriction on large electronic devices in aircraft cabins; however, it is under consideration. DHS continues to evaluate the threat environment and will make changes when necessary to keep air travelers safe.”
The underlying restriction on portable workstations and tablets was obviously a reaction to reestablished fears that somebody would camouflage a bomb as an iPad and physically explode it mid-flight. The United Kingdom went with the same pattern, executing a comparative, directed prohibition on expansive gadgets in plane lodges. Obviously, neither one of the bans keeps these gadgets from being checked and transported in the stuff hold.