US ends laptop ban on Middle Eastern carriers

World 7/18/2017, 12:08 AM
US ends laptop ban on Middle Eastern carriers

United States lifted laptop ban for travelers on Saudi Arabian Airlines flights on Monday, the last airline under in-cabin electronics restrictions, US media reported.

US officials imposed restrictions in March on nine, mostly Middle Eastern carriers to address the potential threat of hidden explosives. Last month the US Department of Homeland Security issued directives to 180 carriers around the world flying into the United States to improve security procedures, especially in screening baggage and electronics and began lifting laptop restrictions.

TeleTrader Newsroom / KP

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