US lifts laptop ban from final Middle Eastern airline

From Engadget - July 17, 2017

Last March, the US banned most electronics from the cabins of Middle Eastern airlines headed to the US. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) banwhich disallowed cameras, laptops and other larger gadgetswas instated in one major airport each in Abut Dhabi, Dubai, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco and Turkey, along with two airports in Saudi Arabia. The ban only affected flights entering the US from these countries. The DHS considered banning laptops on flights from Europe, as well, but has not moved to implement such an order, as yet.

According to Reuters, the ban has been lifted from airlines as they comply with new security requirements for all airlines. As noted in the tweets in the update below, Jeddah has complied, Riyadh has not.


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