Airline Electronics Ban: No carry-on electronics on certain flights to USA !

Released on March 21, 2017

All airlines must comply with this order by March 25, 2017 !


US Electronics Ban

A new Trump administration’s order bans passengers from boarding with electronic devices larger than a cell phone.

Laptops, tablets, cameras, e-readers, portable DVD players, video game devices…

This enhanced security measure is a response to potential terrorist threat on commercial aviation.


Who is concerned ?

All passengers departing from 8 different countries in the Middle East and North Africa with direct flights to the United States.

This measure concerns all travelers regardless citizenship, and includes passengers enrolled in trusted traveler programs.

  • Airports affected
  • Queen Alia International Airport (AMM)
  • Cairo International Airport (CAI)
  • Ataturk International Airport (IST)
  • King Abdul-Aziz International Airport (JED)
  • King Khalid International Airport (RUH)
  • Kuwait International Airport (KWI)
  • Mohammed V Airport (CMN)
  • Hamad International Airport (DOH)
  • Dubai International Airport (DXB)
  • Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)
  • Airlines affected
  • Egyptair
  • Emirates Airline
  • Etihad Airways
  • Kuwait Airways
  • Qatar Airways
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • Royal Jordanian Airlines
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)

What should you do with your electronic devices ?

You will need to pack your large electronic devices in checked baggage !

If you have a flight connection at one of these airports while going to USA, you should place your large electronic devices in your checked baggage upon check-in at your airport of origin !

So far, this measure will be in effect indefinitely…


To conclude, if you fly to USA from one of these airports, you will need to print paper work in advance to work the old fashioned way or hope that the airline company has a great movie list ! Maybe you should choose it accordingly !

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