Airport Checks to include electronic gadgets

The US authorities will include check on electronic devices brought by Air Travellers.  Apart from the usual scanning, US-bound travellers from Europe and the Middle East may be asked to power up their electronic devices to ensure it is a fully functional device and not a destructive device disguised as a gadget.

“During the security examination, officers may also ask that owners power up some devices, including cellphones,” the US Transportation Security Administration said in a statement, noting that all electronic devices are screened by security officers.

“Powerless devices will not be permitted onboard the aircraft.  The traveller may also undergo additional screening.”

This is understandable that the safety of all passengers must not be compromised.  Thus, all travellers should allocate more time to clear security screening.

Well, this is from the US Authority, we may expect such security check be implemented by respective governments in their step to counter terrorism.