The U.S. is considering expanding its ban on carry-on
electronic devices to flights departing for the U.S. from Europe and the U.K.,
CBS News reported Tuesday.
The ban would likely include flights coming from Europe and
would possibly include flights coming from the U.K., the network said, citing
only anonymous sources.
The Department of Homeland Security didn't comment directly
on those claims in a statement to Travel Weekly, but left open the possibility
that the report could be valid.
"No final decisions have been made but we continue to
evaluate the threat environment and discuss with stakeholders a possible
expansion of the restrictions," spokesman David Lapan said.
Citing potential terrorist threats, the U.S. implemented a
ban on carry-on electronics for inbound flights from 10 North African and
Middle Eastern airports in late March. The ban applies to all electronics
larger than the size of a cell phone.