The Transportation Security Administration is tightening security at US airports.
The TSA says that moving forward, tablets must now be x-rayed separately—that is, outside of your luggage—just like laptops.
This also includes e-readers, portable gaming consoles and pretty much any similar device larger than a smartphone.
The move allows officers to “more closely focus on resolving alarms and stopping terror threats,” according to a statement from the TSA.
The TSA also warned travellers that passengers “may experience more bag checks,” which could lengthen security wait times.