No devices for US-bound flights from 13 countries

The US authorities are forbidding passengers of airlines from 13 countries to bring any electronic or electrical device larger than a mobile phone. This means that all notebook computers, tablets and cameras are not allowed on these flights — they must be checked in.


According to The Guardian, the new edict was distributed in an email described as “confidential” from the US transportation safety administration (TSA) on Monday.

The Associated Press reported that the ban will apply to non-stop flights to the US from international airports in Cairo (Egypt), Amman (Jordan), Kuwait City (Kuwait), Casablanca (Morocco), Doha (Qatar), Riyadh and Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Istanbul (Turkey), and Abu Dhabi and Dubai (United Arab Emirates). The ban is said to be indefinite.

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