US lifts restriction of electronic device on Emirates flights

Posted on by Suman Karki

Emirates Airlines said on a statement on Wednesday that the electronics ban on their flights has been lifted with immediate effect. Passengers flying on flights from Dubai International Airport to the United States now can carry laptop and other electronic devices onto the aircraft.

Emirates Spokesperson said, “Effective immediately, the electronics ban has been lifted for Emirates’ flights from Dubai International Airport to the US. Emirates has been working hard in coordination with various aviation stakeholders and the local authorities to implement heightened security measures and protocols that meet the requirements of the US Department of Homeland Security’s new security guidelines for all US bound flights. We would like to express our gratitude to the US and local authorities for their support and thank our customers for their understanding and patience during the last few months when the ban was in place.”

Etihad Airways flights to US also got the restrictions lifted for their passengers earlier this week. US government implemented new enhanced airport security system as the part of new measures to prevent the threat of terrorists hiding bombs in laptops.

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