US ban on electronics affects flights from Dubai, Abu Dhabi

March 21, 2017

Dubai: A widespread security ban on electronic devices will take effect on Saturday and impact US-bound passengers originating from airports in the UAE and other countries in the Middle East and Africa.

The ban will last for about seven months and will be applicable to all nonstop direct flights to the United States originating from ten airports in eight Muslim-majority countries.

A spokesperson for Emirates confirmed on Tuesday that, following a new policy enforced by the  Transportation Security Administration (TSA), electronic gadgets larger than a mobile phone – excluding medical devices –  will not be allowed in their flight cabins.

“The directive comes into effect on 25 March 2017 and is valid until 14 October 2017, an Emirates spokesperson told Gulf News.

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