America has requested airports worldwide to step up security.
They are concerned about new and sophisticated bombs going undetected at airports.
One of the measures that the US has already put in place is to ask travellers to switch on any electronic device they have with them.
It is therefore of tantamount importance that travellers make sure devices are all charged before getting on their flight.
If one is not able to switch the device on, they will not be able to take it on the flights.
This will include but not be limited to cameras, mobile phones, laptops, ipads and ipods.
What starts in America quickly affects the rest of the world so rather make sure that devices are charged for all destinations.
Remember that if the devices are new or look new, rather declare them at customs before leaving South Africa so that there are no problems when returning with them.