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21.03.2017United States: Most electronics banned on certain US-bound flights *** ARCHIVE

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MOST ELECTRONICS BANNED ON CERTAIN US-BOUND FLIGHTS
NEW YORK CITY, USA | 21 MARCH 2017

JFK AIRPORT TERMINAL 4 ►

The U.S. government is temporarily barring passengers on certain nonstop U.S.-bound flights from eight Middle Eastern and North African countries from bringing laptops, iPads, cameras and some other electronics in carry-on luggage starting Tuesday.

The ban was revealed Monday in statements from Royal Jordanian Airlines and the official news agency of Saudi Arabia.

A U.S. official said the ban will apply to nonstop flights to the U.S. from 10 airports in eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa. The official did not name the airports or the countries. The official was not authorized to disclose the details of the ban ahead of a public announcement and spoke on the condition of anonymity.

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