Emirates Passengers Banned from Carrying Electronics into United States

March 21, 2017

Disturbing news heading its' way from the USA, the UAE and several others airlines (below) have been given 96 hours to comply with a ban imposed by the Trump administration which restricts passengers from carrying tablets, laptops and other 'large electronic devices' in carry-on luggage on flights bound for the United States.

In a report by the BBC

"The US government is concerned about terrorists' ongoing interest in targeting commercial aviation, including transportation hubs over the past two years, as evidenced by the 2015 airliner downing in Egypt; the 2016 attempted airliner downing in Somalia; and the 2016 armed attacks against airports in Brussels and Istanbul.

The ban does not affect Dubai alone, nine other airlines are affected:

  • Royal Jordanian
  • Egypt Air
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines
  • Kuwait Airways
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • Qatar Airways
  • Emirates
  • Etihad Airways

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