New travel restrictions for flyers

NBC - New travel restrictions are in place for passengers flying to the United States from 10 Middle East airports.

Under the new rules announced Tuesday morning, passengers on these flights will not be allowed to carry-on any electronic device larger than a cell phone.

That means things like tablets, cameras, laptop computers, portable DVD players, e-readers, and video games must be placed in checked baggage.

Medical devices will be permitted.

Senior U.S officials say the new regulations are in response to continued concern that terror groups will try and smuggle explosives in an electronic device.

Airports in Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar and the U.A.E are effected.

About 50 flights a day come from the ten airports directly to the U.S.