Security issues are one of the major concerns of the U.S. officials. The U.S. is very strict when it comes to dealing with its nation’s safety. For safety reasons, the U.S. has banned electronic devices such as laptops, tablets, and others from the eight regions including the Middle Eastern and North American countries.
After this decision taken by the U.S. Government, there are about 9–10 airlines that are going to be affected. The electronics including gaming electronics, DVD players, laptops, tablets, and cameras will be banned except phones. However, the medical devices have an exemption due to its urgency and vulnerability.
Though the Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration have taken a step back on the current topic, still from certain sources a little data could be collected. For example, about 10 airports from around eight countries have taken the decision of ban seriously. Here’s the list of the airports:
- Hamad International, Doha, Qatar
- Kuwait International Airport
- Cairo International Airport, Egypt
- Queen Alia International, Amman, Jordan
- Ataturk Airport, Istanbul, Turkey
- King Abdulaziz International, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
- Mohammed V International, Casablanca, Morocco
- King Khalid International, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- Dubai International, United Arab Emirates
- Abu Dhabi International, United Arab Emirates
The end date for the ban hasn’t yet been decided. An explosion caused in the Dubai-based carrier Daallo due to a terrorist carrying a laptop bomb on February 2016 has made the U.S. Government desperate to take this decision of ban on the electronics.
The Royal Jordanian flights to New York, Chicago, Detroit, and Montreal have already applied this new rule of strict prohibition of the electronic devices when on a flight journey.
The other airports are supposed to follow suit in the coming days.