The new edict was distributed in the form of “confidential” from the US transportation safety administration. It dealt with the fact that US authorities have secretly required airlines from eight nations to forbid passengers from carrying any electronic or electronic device larger than a cellphone.
IPads, Kindles and even cameras larger than mobile phones into the cabin. All such devices must be checked …
The full list of Homeland Security on Monday evening.
The ban is technically related to the world in eight countries:
Queen Alia in Jordan
Cairo International in Egypt
Ataturk International in Turkey
King Abudlaziz and King Khalid in Saudi Arabia
Kuwait International in Kuwait, Mohammaed V in Morocco
Doha International in Qatar
Dubai International and Abu Dhabi International in the United Arab Emirates.
The affected airlines are Royal Jordainia, Egyptair, Turkish Airlines, Saudia Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Royal Air Morocco, Qatar Airways, Emirates and Etihad.
Saudi Arabia’s Saudia Airlines and Royal Jordanian Airlines are among the affected countries …
The TSA referred calls to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS would not confirm or deny the existence of such a requirement: “We have no comment on potential security precautions, but will provide any update as appropriate,” David Lapan, spokesperson for DHS, said in an emailed statement to the Guardian Monday morning. Lapan declined to comment further.
By Monday afternoon, a US official had briefed Reuters that the ban was a “terrorism threat” and was expected to be announced on Tuesday.
The official said no. The American carriers are affected by the ban, which is expected to be unveiled on Tuesday by the Homeland Security Department.
“Effective March 21st, the carriage of electronic and electronic devices, inland to the United States, only in inland checked baggage, except for mobile and medical devices,” according to a reservation agent at one of the affected airlines.
The Department of Homeland Security said the ban was a response to “evaluated intelligence,” but did not provide details. The prohibition is open-ended and takes effect, but the airlines will have 96 hours to implement it. Dubai-based Emirates, one of the airlines affected, said in a statement, the order comes in effect on Saturday (March 25) and is valid through Oct. 14. It was unclear if it could be extended.