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US Bans Laptops & Tablets On Flights Originating From Middle East & North Africa

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March 21, 2017 – US Bans Laptops & Tablets On Flights Originating From Middle East & North Africa

The US is banning electronic devices such as laptops and tablets from cabin luggage on certain flights originating from eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa. The new rule, which is expected to be officially announced will take effect today.

It will apply to non stop U.S. bound flights from 10 international airports in the cities of Cairo in Egypt, Amman in Jordan, Kuwait City in Kuwait, Casablanca in Morocco, Doha in Qatar, Riyadh and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, Istanbul in Turkey, and Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Passengers will be barred from putting laptops, tablets, digital cameras and other large electronics in their carry-on luggage. Only cell phones and approved medical devices would be excluded from the ban. The ban will apply only to foreign carriers including the Royal Jordanian Airlines.

No American carriers will be affected. The reason for the ban was not immediately clear. The ban had been under consideration since the U.S. government learned of a threat several weeks ago, the Reuters reported, quoting a U.S. official.

And the ban comes as the Trump administration attempts to overturn court rulings against its latest travel bans affecting people from six Muslim nations

[AFP]

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. iron bar

    March 21, 2017 at 5:55 PM

    it should be for everyone wherever you are coming from…intl law should step in..

  2. ade eagle

    March 22, 2017 at 12:46 AM

    anybody could be a terrorist Americans should not be excluded it should be same law for everybody

  3. fifelomo

    March 22, 2017 at 1:48 AM

    What’s good for the goose is good for the gender.

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