A new travel ban means laptops, tablets and other large electronics have to stay in checked luggage on non-stop flights to the U.S. from certain airports in the Middle East and Africa. One U.S. administration official says this covers devices larger than a cellphone.

Unnamed officials told CNN that the move was to address a security concern involving passengers boarding non-stop flights to the United States from airports in specific countries. The officials did not specify the countries but did say the ban would be in effect for a limited period of time.

U.S. airlines will not be affected since none fly non-stop to any of the countries singled out in the directive, according to the CNN report.  For more information see article linked below.