Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The electronics ban on airlines flying to the US and UK from Middle East



The United States and the United Kingdon are banning passengers travelling to their countries from nine Middle East destination from bringing any device bigger than a smartphone on board.

DEVICES BANNED ON AIRPLANES


The devices that cannot be carried onboard flights include:

Laptops
Cameras
Tablets
E-readers
Portable DVD players
Electronic gaming devices
Travel printers or scanners

These will have to be check in with your luggage. Medical devices needed on board will still allowed in your handcarry.


CITIES WITH AIRPORTS COVERED BY THE US BAN


These are the 10 international airports covered by the United States ban:

Cairo, Egypt
Dubai,  United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Istanbul, Turkey
Doha, Qatar
Amman, Jordan
Kuwait City
Casablanca, Morocco
Jeddah & Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


AIRLINES AFFECTED BY THE US BAN


The nine airlines affected by the ban are:

Egyptair
Emirates Airline
Etihad Airways
Kuwait Airways
Qatar Airways
Royal Air Maroc
Royal Jordanian Airlines
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Turkish Airlines.

Meanwhile, the restrictions for passengers on 14 airlines flying into the United Kingdom apply to flights from the following destinations:

Turkey
Lebanon
Jordan
Egypt
Tunisia
Saudi Arabia



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