New TSA screening for electronics will apply to all US airports

Electronics larger than phones will be screened separately, the TSA said.

This means people will have to remove tablets, e-readers and any other larger-format electronics from bags they plan to carry on to flights and send them through the x-ray machine in their own bins.

The new procedures, already tested at 10 airports around the country, including Boston and Los Angeles, will expand nationwide in the coming weeks.

"By separating personal electronic items such as laptops, tablets, e-readers and handheld game consoles for screening, TSA officers can more closely focus on resolving alarms and stopping terror threats," TSA Acting Administrator Huban A. Gowadia said in a statement.

Airports around the world have also been ramping up security at the behest of the U.S. government, with passengers on U.S. bound flights seeing more canine teams and explosive swabbing.