July 28, 2017
If you’re traveling with camera gear, expect your next trip through airport security to be more time consuming.
Other than long layovers and cancelled flights, going through security is the most annoying thing about being in an airport, and now it’s about to get even more so. The TSA announced Wednesday that they have plans to raise airport security with brand new domestic screening procedures targeting electronic carry-on items.
These stronger security measures will require travelers to place all electronics larger than a cell phone inside bins for X-ray screening. This is the same exact protocol the TSA has enforced for electronics like laptops, but these new screenings will include smaller items such as tablets, handheld game consoles, and yes, even cameras.
TSA Acting Administrator Huban A. Gowadia says in the press release: