Saturday, October 28, 2017

New checkpoint procedures for travelers unveiled at Washington Dulles International Airport (KIAD)

DULLES, Va. (ABC7) — New checkpoint procedures for travelers were displayed by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials Friday at Washington Dulles International Airport.

Under the new method, travelers will now be required to put their electronic devices (larger than a cell phone) in a bin so it can be screened by an X-ray machine, according to a release from the Department of Homeland Security.

Larger electronics have to be in its owns in TSA line, and ABC7's Sam Sweeney tweeted a photo of how explosives can be smuggled into a laptop.

The goal of this new approach is to increase security at Dulles International Airport to handle potential threats of terror.

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1 comment:

  1. Strange that this is "new". I've been traveling with a laptop for many years both domestically and internationally and I can't recall ever _not_ having to take it out of it's case and put in in an x-ray tray on its own. I guess the requirement was relaxed a while back and is now re-imposed.