In an announcement released on July 11, DHS said the airports and airlines have already improved their screening enough to earn their way off the ban list. Under that ban, all passengers were required to place their laptop computers, tablets and many other traveling
electronic devices in their checked luggage.
Earlier this month, the ban was lifted for Dubai-headquartered Emirates airline, which serves 12 U.S. cities from its hub at Dubai International Airport (DXB), Turkish Airlines’ flights from Istanbul's Atatürk International Airport (IST), and Etihad Airways flights from Abu Dhabi International (AUH), as previously reported by TheTravelPro.
The ban remains in effect for flights from four other airports in the region. Those airports are:
- EGYPT: Cairo International (CAI)
- MOROCCO: Mohammad V International Airport (CMN), Casablanca
- SAUDI ARABIA: King Khaled International Airport (RUH), Riyadh, and King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED), Jeddah
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