Late last week, the United States Department for Homeland Security lifted its restrictions on carrying personal electronics larger than a smartphone in the cabin of planes traveling from certain airports to the U.S. The restrictions effected aircraft from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa. Travelers are now again allowed to carry on laptops, tablets, and other larger electronic devices. The U.S. has issued security directives to airports with inbound flights, and the resulting increased safety measures have resulted in the lifting of the restrictions. The enhanced security efforts could include longer screening processes so be sure to give yourself extra time at the airport when traveling internationally.