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TRAVEL ADVISORY - Electronic Ban

Updated: Jul 20


​Tuesday morning, March 21, 2017, the US Department of Homeland Security announced that it was implementing an electronic device ban for passengers traveling from 10 specific airports to the United States. These airports and the airlines affected have 96 hours to comply. The affected airports are as follows:

AMM - Amman, Jordan (Queen Alia International Airport)

CAI - Cairo, Egypt (Cairo International Airport)

IST - Istanbul, Turkey (Ataturk International Airport)

JED - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (King Abdul-Aziz International Airport)

RUH - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (King Khalid International Airport)

KWI - Kuwait City, Kuwait (Kuwait International Airport)

CMN - Casablanca, Morocco (Mohammed V Airport)

DOH - Doha, Qatar (Hamad International Airport)

DXB - Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Dubai International Airport)

AUH - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi International Airport)

Passengers traveling from these airports into a US city will not be allowed to carry any electronic device larger than a cell phone in carry-on belongings. Any device larger than a cellphone will need to be packed in the passenger’s checked luggage.

Banned devices include:

- Laptops

- Tablets

- E-Readers

- Cameras

- Portable DVD Players

- Electronic game units larger than a smartphone

- Travel printers/scanners

To read the Department of Homeland Security’s fact sheet on the electronic ban click here.

To read the Department of Homeland Security’s Q&A on the electronic ban click here.

The United Kingdom has implemented an electronic ban as well. To read BBC’s article on the ban click here.

The United Kingdom has implemented an electronic ban as well. To read BBC’s article on the ban click here.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39343971


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