• US Bans Carry-On of Electronic Devices on Flights
  • April 25, 2017 | Authors: Philip Barth; Theda Fisher; Reaz H. Jafri
  • Law Firms: Withers LLP - London Office; Withers LLP - New York Office; Withers LLP - Hong Kong Office
  • During a call on March 21, 2017, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that certain electronic devices may no longer be carried onto certain airline flights - they will have to be checked in.
     
    What is not allowed?
    • Any item larger than a cellphone, including laptops, tablets, e-readers, portable DVD players, gaming devices larger than a smartphone and travel-size printers and scanners.
    What flights are affected?
     
    Nonstop flights to US originating from or connecting through the following airports and countries:
    • Queen Alia International Airport / Amman, Jordan
    • Cairo International Airport / Cairo, Egypt
    • Ataturk International Airport / Istanbul, Turkey
    • King Abdulaziz International Airport / Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    • King Khalid International Airport / Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    • Kuwait International Airport / Kuwait City, Kuwait
    • Mohammed V Airport / Casablanca, Morocco
    • Hamad International Airport / Doha, Qatar
    • Dubai International Airport / Dubai, UAE
    • Abu Dhabi International Airport / Abu Dhabi, UAE
    What airlines?
    • Royal Jordanian Airlines
    • EgyptAir
    • Turkish Airlines
    • Saudia
    • Kuwait Airways
    • Royal Air Maroc
    • Qatar Airways
    • Etihad Airways
    • Emirates