In the U.S., travelers must now put all electronic devices larger than a cellphone in a separate bin during security screening.
The trade group for the U.S. travel industry voiced concern last week about another report that showed travel to the country is not just slowing but declining.
A report by the U.S. Department of Commerce said that travel to the U.S. for the first six months of the year dropped 3.9 percent compared with the same period in 2016, with travel from Mexico showing the biggest drop — 9.4 percent.
“The latest government travel data is deeply concerning, not just to our industry but to anyone who cares about the economic well-being of the United States,” said Roger Dow, president of the U.S. Travel Association.
Some travel industry leaders have blamed President Donald Trump’s rhetoric against Mexicans and Muslims for the decline in demand.
The Commerce Department has reported that international travel to the U.S. began to surge in 2010 and then started to decline gradually in 2016.
From February of this year through June, international travel from Mexico and overseas countries dropped sharply, ranging from 8 percent to 16 percent each month, compared with the same period in 2016. Travel from Canada to the U.S., meanwhile, has remained strong, partly making up for the loss of travel from Mexico and overseas.