Electronics Ban on Flights. Here's what you need to know.
Cleveland, OH -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/10/2017 -- According to a recent update by the TSA, Passengers travelling on flights to and from 7 major Middle Eastern countries to the USA, are prohibited from carrying larger electronic devices in flight cabins. These rules have been brought in effect for flights plying on routes from 7 major Middle Eastern countries as US authorities have asked airlines to put up public notices on their websites informing passengers to adhere to this new requirement. As made clear by Homeland Security Secretary- John Kelly and Transport Security Administration (Act.) Administrator- Huban Gowadia, this recent update has been put in place in order to strengthen security procedures for passengers on flights from certain airports of Mid-eastern countries.
The airports where this ban will be strictly imposed are Ataturk International Airport in Turkey; Cairo International Airport in Egypt; Queen Alia Airport in Jordan; King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, and King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh of Saudi Arabia; Doha International Airport in Qatar; Mohammed V International Airport in Morocco; Kuwait International Airport in Kuwait; and Abu Dhabi International Airport and Dubai International Airports in UAE.
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The ban is applicable on non-stop flights entering the USA from 10 major international airports of the following Middle-Eastern cities :- Istanbul in Turkey; Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, Amman in Jordan , Casablanca in Morocco; Jeddah and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia; Kuwait city in Kuwait; and Doha in Qatar.
With the exceptions of cellphones and electronic medical devices (pacemakers etc.), all other electronic devices which passengers generally carry onto the flight cabins have been banned. These prohibited devices are: Laptops, iPads, Kindles, Cameras, Gaming devices and Portable DVD players, tablets etc. Passengers are required to check-in all these devices in their checked baggage.
According to the DHS, this ban has been exercised after much thought. They state that till date major terrorist organizations have taken advantage of such loopholes in Airline security, and hence have been able to bring explosive items hidden in such devices on board.
Nine Airlines from the countries in Middle-East and North Africa have been given 8 days starting from this Tuesday to implement this ban effectively. The airlines falling under this scrutiny are:- Royal Jordanian, Kuwait Airways, EgyptAir, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Royal Air Maroc, Turkish Airlines, Saudia Airlines and Etihad.
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