U.S. lifts the electronics ban from the Middle East flights

Jul 21, 2017

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U.S. lifts the electronics ban from the Middle East flights

Jul 21, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Earlier this year, the U.S. banned electronics on flights from eight Muslim countries. Even though there was a word it could happen on all international flights, the U.S. government has decided to lift the electronics ban altogether. According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the security measures have been enhanced, so there is no need to rely on electronics ban for the increase of safety.

The spokesman of DHS, David Lapan, wrote that all the restrictions on large electronics have now been lifted from 10 airports and 9 airlines.

The ban affected eight countries: Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

The affected airports were:

  • Queen Alia International Airport (AMM)
  • Cairo International Airport (CAI)
  • Ataturk International Airport (IST)
  • King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED)
  • King Khalid International Airport (RUH)
  • Kuwait International Airport (KWI)
  • Mohammed V International Airport (CMN)
  • Hamad International Airport (DOH), Dubai International Airport (DXB)
  • Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH).

According to Lapan, all 180 airlines and over 280 LPD airports around the world have implemented the first phase of enhanced security measures. As NPR reports, this involves increased security, improved screening protocols, better technology and even “better explosive-detecting dogs.”

With the new measures, apparently, the security should be higher and the danger of a terrorist attack decreased. So, you will be safer, but also be allowed again to bring your camera, laptop, and tablet in the carry-on.

[via Gizmodo, NPR; image credits Remi Verdebout]

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3 responses to “U.S. lifts the electronics ban from the Middle East flights”

  1. Fabrizio Albonico Avatar
    Fabrizio Albonico

    Until they come up with something else

  2. Ray Dennis Avatar
    Ray Dennis

    Apparently the terrorists learned how to build bombs into tablets, but now they’ve forgotten, so it’s all safe again. Certainly wasn’t a scare tactic.

    1. Joseph Hubbard Avatar
      Joseph Hubbard

      Two laptops had the batteries changed out. That’s what started the scare. At the end of the day anything can be used to hide a bomb. The only thing they should have done is inforce the old tsa rules that all electronics have to be changed so you can show that the device works.