Enhanced baggage screening procedures currently being implemented by the Transportation Security Administration mean new rules regarding the items travelers must remove from their carry-on bags.
Airline passengers will now be required to remove all portable electronic devices larger than a cell phone from any carry-on bag. The process will be similar to the current procedure for laptops and will apply to cameras, tablet computers, e-readers and hand-held gaming devices. This extra security step will help TSA agents obtain a clearer X-ray image.
The enhanced baggage screening procedures will affect regular passenger screening lanes. Air travelers enrolled with TSA PreCheck and using those designated lanes are exempt from the new requirement. There are no changes to what travelers can bring through the checkpoint; food, liquid items that comply with the 3-1-1 liquids rule, electronics and books will still be allowed in carry-on bags.