The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has introduced new enhanced security measures at overseas airports with direct flights to the United States.Orwellian UK BANNED Press TV: According to a statement posted on the website of TSA, a unit of the Department of Homeland Security, some overseas passengers flying to the US are required to turn on their electronic devices including cell phones and tablets before boarding.
“As the traveling public knows, all electronic devices are screened by security officers. During the security examination, officers may also ask that owners power up some devices, including cell phones,” according to the statement released on Sunday.
It also said that no powerless device is permitted onboard US-bound aircraft.
The statement went on to add that passengers "may also undergo additional screening."
The TSA says the new measures are adopted after Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson last week directed the agency to increase the security level at certain overseas airports.
The statement, however, failed to mention the airports that are affected by the new measures.