Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Trump bans electronics on some flights from Middle East, Africa

NYPOST by Bob Fredericks --

The Trump Administration on Monday barred passengers on 13 airlines flying from the Middle East and Africa from bringing laptops, iPads, cameras and other electronic devices in carry-on luggage on some US-bound flights starting Tuesday.

Royal Jordanian Airlines said in a tweet that cellphones and medical devices are excluded from the ban, but other electronic items would have to be sent in checked luggage.

Saudi Arabia’s Saudia Airlines was also affected.

It was unclear what other countries and airlines are affected, how long the ban will be in place or what prompted it.

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly phoned lawmakers over the weekend to brief them on aviation security issues that have prompted the impending electronics ban, according to a congressional aide briefed on the discussion.


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