Mexico to Strengthen Security on U.S.-Bound Flights

Mexico to Strengthen Security on U.S.-Bound Flights

Electronics bigger than a cell phone will be subject to added security on flights heading to the United States from Mexico.

Laptops and tablets on U.S.-bound flights from Mexico will be subjected to heightened carry-on security measures beginning Wednesday.

The announcement comes just as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security requested an increase in security on electronics being boarded onto planes.

The department recommended that passengers travel with as few of those devices as possible, with electronics larger than a cell phone needing to be placed outside of carry-on luggage when going through security checkpoints. Those devices are subject to additional screening.

In March, the U.S. authorities banned cabin electronics on departing flights from 10 airports in the Middle East over concerns extremists could hide bombs inside of laptops.

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