The Department of Homeland Security has imposed new carry-on restrictions for US flights from eight Muslim-majority nations. According to this move, no passenger is allowed to carry any electronics device larger than a smartphone on flight. US bans Electronic Devices on Flights from Eight Muslim-majority Countries. Instead, the devices like laptops, tablets, and portable gaming products are to be placed in hold luggage.
US bans Electronic Devices on Flights from Eight Muslim-majority Countries
The move will affect 10 airports and nine airlines across the countries of Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
According to officials:
“The restrictions will not apply to U.S.-based airlines but only to foreign carriers that operate flights from certain countries directly to U.S. airports and will not apply on purely domestic flights.
The airlines involved are
- Royal Jordanian
- Egypt Air
- Turkish Airlines
- Saudi Arabian Airlines
- Kuwait Airways
- Royal Air Maroc
- Qatar Airways
- Etihad Airways
In a statement, the Department of Homeland security also said,
“We have reason to be concerned about attempts by terrorist groups to circumvent aviation security and terrorist groups continue to target aviation interests. Implementing additional security measures enhances our ability to mitigate further attempts against the overseas aviation industry.”
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