The new policies from US government is trending recently in the world. Last to the list is the ban of electronic devices in flights which coming to United states.
United States on Tuesday banned passengers traveling from airports in several Muslim-majority countries from bringing laptops, tablets and other portable electronic devices on board with them when they fly.
Initially, U.S. officials declined to comment on the report, saying only that they would provide an update “when appropriate.”.
From 96 hours from 3:00 am EST Tuesday, March 21st, specific airlines coming to US should not allow passengers to have electronic devices in their cabin baggage. The airlines failed to comply the directions will have to pay huge fine or get banned to fly to United States.
However the ban is not applicable for smartphones/ mobile devices.
The airports affected due to US Ban are:
- Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) in Jordan
- Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Qatar
- Ataturk International Airport (IST) in Turkey
- King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) and King Khalid International Airport (RUH) in Saudi Arabia
- Kuwait International Airport (KWI) in Kuwait
- Mohammed V International Airport (CMN) in Morocco
- Cairo International Airport (CAI) in Egypt
- Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) in the United Arab Emirates.
This decision made lot of panic among the people and lot of worries for airlines who used to fly primarily from these destinations.
The airlines affected due to US Bans Electronic Devices in flights are,
- Etihad Airways,
- Kuwait Airways
- Saudi Arabian Airlines
- Qatar Airways
- Egypt Air
- Turkish Airlines
- Royal Air Marok
- Royal Jordanian
The ban is applicable to US citizens too, but not for any US based flights. Since no US based flights have schedule from these airports, US based flights are out from this ban.
Fliers can still travel with these items, but these needs to be checked into the luggage. The authorities are not confirmed the date by which this ban can be reverted, but it is rumored that electronic devices ban in US flights can be taken out by Oct 14th.
However a spokesman for the International Air Transport Association, which represents international carriers including Royal Jordanian, said they were working to get additional information from U.S. authorities regarding the ban and were not officially informed of the new restrictions.
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