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Mexico announces new laptop security on US bound flights

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Mexico announces new laptop security on US bound flights

MEXICO CITY – Mexican authorities say the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has instituted heightened security measures for laptops and tablets on U.S.-bound flights from the country.

Mexico’s Transportation Department says in a statement that the measures take effect starting Wednesday for “electronics larger than a cellphone.”

It recommends passengers carry as few of those devices as possible in carry-on bags and advises that such electronics must undergo separate security checks without cases or covers.

In March, U.S. authorities banned cabin electronics on departing flights from 10 airports in the Middle East over concerns extremists could hide bombs inside of laptops.

thenews.mx/mexico/…

Edited: 21 July 2017, 03:02
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1. Re: Mexico announces new laptop security on US bound flights

So in the checked bag then

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2. Re: Mexico announces new laptop security on US bound flights

Either way it will be theft!!! One behind the curtains...and the other right in front of us!!! Selection will be interesting. School is starting in 5 weeks...think how many they need to collect!! Time to change destinations I say!!

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3. Re: Mexico announces new laptop security on US bound flights

Change destinations?? Just don't stop in the US. This wasn't initiated by Mexico...

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4. Re: Mexico announces new laptop security on US bound flights

There you go, who needs a wall. We'll just threaten to snatch your computer. I think you're all over reacting.

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5. Re: Mexico announces new laptop security on US bound flights

SG it is for flight leaving Mexico with U.S. destinations.

Kinda hard not to stop where I live.

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6. Re: Mexico announces new laptop security on US bound flights

Last March in Mexico City, I left my Kindle in my purse as it was never necessary to take it out. As it was going through the X-ray machine, they stopped me and had me remove it so they could check it over.

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