washington - The US government is now planning to ban laptops and other major electronic equipment in hand luggage for flights from Europe. A spokesman for the US Department of Internal Security confirmed that Wednesday to the German press agency DPA.
The news agency The Daily Beast had reported that the measure would already be on Thursday, but the US Department did not confirm that.
In March, the government of President Donald Trump announced a ban on carrying electronic equipment in hand luggage from a number of Arab and Turkish airports. According to the Ministry of Internal Security, terrorists have chosen civil aviation as a target and try to smuggle explosives into the aircraft.