We wanted to alert you to some news that has just been announced. Effective immediately, the U.S. government has issued an order banning large electronic devices from cabin baggage on passenger flights from 10 departure cities in eight countries. The departure cities impacted are:

  1. CMN - Mohammed V International, Casablanca, Morocco
  2. IST - Ataturk Airport, Istanbul, Turkey
  3. CAI - Cairo International Airport, Egypt
  4. AMM - Queen Alia International, Amman, Jordan
  5. JED - King Abdul-Aziz International, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  6. RUH - King Khalid International, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  7. KWI - Kuwait International Airport
  8. DOH - Hamad International, Doha, Qatar
  9. AUH - Abu Dhabi International, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  10. DXB - Dubai International, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

The airlines affected by the ban include:

  1. Royal Jordanian
  2. Egypt Air
  3. Turkish Airlines
  4. Saudi Arabian Airlines
  5. Kuwait Airways
  6. Royal Air Maroc
  7. Qatar Airways
  8. Emirates
  9. Etihad Airways

What you need to know:

  • Airlines were notified on March 21st at 8:00 a.m. EDT. They have 96 hours within which to comply.
  • No US-based carriers are impacted by this rule.  None currently fly non-stop from the restricted countries to the US.
  • Flights DEPARTING from the US to the restricted countries are not impacted.
  • Electronic devices larger than a cellphone will need to be checked. This includes laptops, iPads, e-readers, gaming devices, cameras and the like.  Medical devices required during flight are exempt.

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