The Transportation Security Administration (or TSA) recently announced that all electronic devices larger than a cell phone will now be required to be placed in a separate bin outside of all bags. Cameras and any other large electronic device will now have to have nothing above or below it as it goes through the X-Ray security screening.
The rationale behind this new rule is to give Transportation Security Administration agents a clearer image of these electronic devices than if they were packed into a backpack or camera case.
Transportation Security Administration administrator Huban A. Gowadia said, “By separating personal electronic items such as laptops, tablets, e-readers and handheld game consoles for screening, Transportation Security Administration officers can more closely focus on resolving alarms and stopping terror threats.”
The only exception to this rule will be those enrolled in Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck program. Those with TSA PreCheck won’t be required to remove their cameras or other electronic devices.