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Ban Aimed at Electronics in Cabins of Some US-Bound Flights

Ban Aimed at Electronics in Cabins of Some US-Bound Flights

March 20, 2017 10:50 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government is temporarily barring passengers on certain flights originating in eight other countries from bringing laptops, iPads, cameras and most other electronics in carry-on luggage starting Tuesday.

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The reason for the ban isn't clear. The ban was revealed Monday in statements from Royal Jordanian Airlines and the official news agency of Saudi Arabia.

A U.S. official tells The Associated Press the ban will apply to nonstop flights to the U.S. from 10 international airports serving the cities of Cairo in Egypt; Amman in Jordan; Kuwait City in Kuwait; Casablanca in Morocco; Doha in Qatar; Riyadh and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia; Istanbul in Turkey; and Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The official says the restriction is indefinite.

A second U.S. official says the ban will affect nine airlines in total, and the Transportation Security Administration will inform the affected airlines at 3 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday.

Royal Jordanian says the restrictions will affect its flights to New York, Chicago, Detroit and Montreal.


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