When Congress passed the REAL ID Act in 2005, the prospect of a vast swath of U.S. travelers not being able to board planes by February 2018 because their driver’s license was determined not a compliant form of identification seemed highly unlikely.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Citizens of more than half a dozen countries will face new restrictions on entry to the U.S. under a proclamation signed by President Donald Trump on Sunday that will replace his expiring travel ban.
The United States may be facing another round of visa uncertainty as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is asking the State Department to sanction four countries that are refusing to readmit people being deported from the United States.
The United States and the global aviation community face an adaptive and agile enemy. Terrorist groups continue to target passenger aircraft, and we have seen a “spider web” of threats to commercial aviation as terrorist pursue new attack methods. Based on these concerns, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is working to raise the baseline of global aviation security to keep the traveling public safe, in coordination with our international partners.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will not extend its ban on inflight laptops and other large electronic devices to inbound flights from Europe, opting instead to tighten security measures at airports around the globe.
The U.S. has lifted the ban on carry-on electronic devices for flights departing from Istanbul and Dubai, Emirates and Turkish Airlines said. The cessation is effective immediately.
“#WelcomeOnBoard to our U.S. bound flight,” Turkish Airlines announced in a tweet. “Please fasten your seatbelts and enjoy your own electronic devices.”
WASHINGTON — In a massive escalation of airline security worldwide, hundreds of thousands of travelers flying to the U.S. from overseas will face additional scrutiny for laptops and other electronics larger than cellphones, the Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday.
The Department of Homeland Security now requires travelers arriving from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia to enter the U.S. at one of five designated airports, where they will be screened for signs of the Ebola virus. The five designated airports are Chicago O’hare International Airport, New York John F. Kennedy International Airport, New Jersey Newark Liberty International Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.