Laptops ban in flights from Abu Dhabi to US


Dubai, July 3: Etihad Airways said US Department of Homeland Security has put a ban on carrying electronic devices, including laptops between the Abu Dhabi, capital of UAE and the US.

The lifting of the ban followed “an in-depth review of security procedures implemented at the Abu Dhabi International Airport Pre-clearance Centre.”

Under the new rule, the passengers travelling to the US by Etihad Airways flights are allowed to carry all laptops, tablets and other electronic devices onboard, though they will “be subject to enhanced inspection and inspection procedures.”

“In this context, we would like to extend our sincere thanks to our distinguished guests for their understanding and loyalty during the period when the devices embargo was in force,” said the statement.

US immigration and customs clearance at the US Customs and Border Protection Pre-clearance Centre located at Terminal 3 at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Earlier, US government imposed a ban in March on electronic devices on direct flights from 10 international airports in eight countries of the Middle East and North Africa.

But currently there is confusion between people as no US carriers operate direct flights to the UAE.


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