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U.S. imposes electronics restrictions on flights from major Middle Eastern and African airports

21 March 2017 16:40

The US has announced new security measures restricting passengers carrying almost all types of electronic devices in the cabin, if they are flying from eight countries in the Middle East and Africa to the U.S.


Passengers will have to check in any electronic devices bigger than a smartphone -- including iPads, Kindles and laptops etc -- before clearing security or boarding.

The 10 international airports covered by the ban are in Cairo, Egypt; Dubai and Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.; Istanbul, Turkey; Doha, Qatar; Amman, Jordan; Kuwait City; Casablanca, Morocco; and Jeddah and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

At present the nine airlines who will be effected by the restrictions are: Egyptair, Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, Kuwait Airways, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines and Turkish Airlines.

We advise passengers to check with your airline directly for the most up to date information regarding these restrictions.

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