U.S. Department of Homeland Security Travel Restriction
"Aviation Security Enhancements for Select Last Point of Departure Airports with Commercial Flights to the United States".
Postdocs traveling (for example from southern Asia or Australia), whose flights connect through one of the 10 airports listed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, please be aware of new travel restrictions on personal electronic devices that are in place. The new restriction is an enhancement in security that will require that all personal electronic devices (PEDs) larger than a cell phone or smart phone be placed in checked baggage. (Please check with your airline if you are not sure whether your smartphone is impacted). These items will no longer be allowed to be carried onto aircraft at 10 select airports where flights are departing for the United States. The affected overseas airports are: Queen Alia International Airport (AMM), Cairo International Airport (CAI), Ataturk International Airport (IST), King Abdul-Aziz International Airport (JED), King Khalid International Airport (RUH), Kuwait International Airport (KWI), Mohammed V Airport (CMN), Hamad International Airport (DOH), Dubai International Airport (DXB), and Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH).
For more information go to U.S. Department of Homeland Security's website to continue to monitor.