International

US Confirms Ban of Electronic Devices on EgyptAir, Prominent Arab Airlines

US Confirms Ban of Electronic Devices on EgyptAir, Prominent Arab Airlines

United States (U.S) confirms the imposed ban on large electronic devices on flights from nine airlines of eight Muslim majority countries, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced on Tuesday.

EgyptAir is included in the decision, along with Royal Jordanian, Turkish airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways (Emirati airline), Royal Air Maroc, Kuwait Airways and Qatar Airways.

The ban is reportedly set to continue for seven months. Electronic devices larger than a cell phone will be checked with the baggage and none to be allowed on cabins.

Citing U.S officials, BBC reported that airlines had been given 96 hours to implement the decision. The Homeland Security said that terrorists are seeking new ways to bring down jets and bombs can be hidden in any of the electronic devices.

Prior to the official announcement of the decision, media reported that U.S. authorities have reportedly required airlines from 13 countries to ban passengers from having any electronic devices larger than a cell phone. However, the affected airlines are only nine.

 

 

World Bank Disburses another $1 Billion for Socio-Economic Reform Programme
Court Upholds Three-Year Imprisonment Sentence in Al Matariya Doctor’s Assault Case

Subscribe to our newsletter


International

More in International

US Admits Afghanistan Drone Strike Killed Seven Children, Other Civilians

Egyptian Streets18 September 2021

Success Stories are the Main Driver of Africa’s Development: Minister Rania A. Al-Mashat

Egyptian Streets9 September 2021

Why Lebanon Matters, and How You Can Help Lebanese People in 2021

ES Buzz25 August 2021

How You Can Help Afghan Women and Displaced Families

Mirna Abdulaal21 August 2021

In Photos: The History of Little Egypt Scattered Across New York City

Noran Morsi18 August 2021

Egypt Prepares Urgent Medical Aid to Lebanon After Fuel Tank Explosion

Egyptian Streets15 August 2021

A History of Turbulent Waters: Egypt, Ethiopia, and the Nile River

Mona Abdou9 August 2021

Amazon to Launch ‘Amazon.eg’ in Egypt in 2021

Egyptian Streets27 July 2021