DHS Still Considering Laptop Ban on Inbound Flights

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly told Congress on June 7 that the administration is still considering banning laptop computers and other larger electronics from the cabins of inbound flights from 71 airports worldwide. The DHS cited security concerns in announcing a new policy in March prohibiting large electronics from being carried on… Read more »

U.S., EU Officials Discuss Laptop Ban

Homeland Security (DHS) officials met with their European Union counterparts in Brussels earlier this week to discuss security concerns and a controversial U.S. proposal to ban laptops and other electronics from U.S.-bound flights. DHS and the European Commission issued a joint statement afterwards indicating that they have “reaffirmed their commitment to working closely together” and… Read more »

EU Won’t Suspend Visa Waivers for Americans

The European Commission decided last week not to suspend visa-free travel for citizens of the U.S. and Canada given recent discussions to resolve visa reciprocity issues. EU lawmakers had been pressuring the European Commission to suspend visa waiver privileges for Americans and Canadians traveling to Europe until both countries allow visa reciprocity for all EU… Read more »

U.S. Considers Electronics Ban on Flights From Europe

The carry-on electronics ban affecting incoming flights from parts of Northern Africa and the Middle East may soon be expanded to include flights from Europe. CBS News reported on May 9 that the Department of Homeland Security has told airlines to be prepared to expand the electronics ban to nonstop, incoming flights to the U.S…. Read more »