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The United States can prohibit the entry of computers, consoles and tablets on its flights from Europe



The United States can prohibit the entry of computers, consoles and tablets on its flights from Europe


And it is that this measure that follows the one taken in March by the United States Department of Homeland Security with flights from countries such as Africa and the Middle East, could affect flights from Europe. In fact, in the United Kingdom, the same decision was made as in the United States days later and they prohibited access to the cabin with devices whose measurements exceed 16 centimeters in length and 9.3 centimeters in width. This means that users who board flights from the old continent to the United States, You will have to check in your suitcase all electronic devices that are larger than a mobile deviceThat is, tablets, laptops, e-readers, even portable consoles.

So if this measure is approved, which according to the US Department of Homeland Security considers necessary to avoid air travel safety threats, users will not be able to carry these devices inside the cabin of a plane leaving Europe according to the report by The Daily Beast.

In this case the decision is not official by DHS, the necessary information is being collected for this new measure to come into force and an official statement on the matter is issued. In any case, it seems to us a somewhat “exaggerated” measure and especially for those users who usually make this type of trip more continuously.

In the case of countries such as Africa and the Middle East where these flights to the United States already have restricted access to computers and other devices in the cabin, some of the airlines affected by these restrictions offer passengers the possibility of obtaining a loaner laptop. The measure does not add or seems to add hard drives, cameras in the restriction. Some time ago some airlines eliminated the restriction of smartphone use on their flights and now they could restrict these devices on flights from Europe to the US.