Laptop ban: Who is affected?

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Laptop ban: Who is affected?

The US and UK announced a laptop ban on flights from several countries in the Middle East and parts of North Africa due to security threats.

The ban affects passengers from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.

Nine US-bound and six UK-bound flights are affected by the ban, which is said to have been actuated by ISIS terror threats.

List of affected US-bound flights

  • Royal Jordanian
  • EgyptAir
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines
  • Kuwait Airways
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • Qatar Airways
  • Emirates
  • Etihad Airways

List of affected UK-bound flights

  • British Airways
  • EasyJet
  • Jet2.com
  • Monarch
  • Thomas Cook
  • Thomson
  • Royal Jordanian
  • EgyptAir
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines

List of banned devices

  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • E-readers
  • Cameras
  • Portable DVD players
  • Electronic game units larger than a smartphone
  • Travel printers/scanners

According to Financial Times, the ban will be implemented on March 25.

 

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