Category Archives: Security

TSA May Want To Flip Through Your Summer Reading Next Time You Fly

At this point, most travelers know that your electronics, your shoes, your food, and your liquids are going to have to come out of your bag (or off your person) and get extra screening just so you can get on a flight. But now, it seems books — good, old-fashioned paper books — may be […]

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TSA Testing Tougher Carry-On Screening Procedures at LAX, Nine Other Airports

Airline passengers’ carry-on bags are just too cluttered, so the Transportation Security Administration is testing new procedures that would require them to remove more stuff for separate screening at 10 U.S. airports. The procedures are being tested because passengers are cramming so much into their carry-ons that TSA screeners have trouble spotting signs of explosives, […]

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Laptop Ban Will Not Affect Flights From U.S. Airports

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will not be expanding its ban on electronics to flights departing the United States, it said on Wednesday. While DHS has not decided whether to extend the ban to incoming flights from Europe, it is not considering expanding it to flights leaving from U.S. airports, either internationally or domestically, […]

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MANY TRAVELERS WILL NO LONGER RECEIVE TSA PRECHECK FOR FREE STARTING FEBRUARY 2017

Starting February 2017, the Transportation Security Administration will limit access to its TSA Precheck expedited physical screening lanes.   Only those customers who have paid for and enrolled in a Department of Homeland Security trusted traveler program, such as TSA Precheck will have the most frequent and consistent access to expedited screening lanes.

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New Electronic Visa Update System for Chinese Nationals

(November 18, 2016) Effective November 29, 2016, citizens and nationals of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) who have been issued a 10-year B-1, B-2 or B1/B2 (tourist/business) visa will also be required to apply for Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) approval prior to traveling to the United States. The new regulation is being implemented […]

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