The U.S Government has advised the temporary restrictions of personal electronic devices larger than mobile phones will be banned in the cabins on certain flights direct to the U.S.
They will be affected if they are flying to the U.S from the 10 following airports:
Istanbul, Turkey; Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates; Doha, Qatar; Amman, Jordan; Cairo, Egypt; Casablanca, Morocco; Jeddah and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia; Kuwait City, Kuwait.
They will also be affected if they are flying non-stop to the U.S on one of these 9 airlines:
EgyptAir; Emirates; Etihad Airways; Kuwait Airways; Qatar Airways; Royal Air Maroc; Royal Jordanian; Saudia (Saudi Arabian Airlines); Turkish Airlines.
What exactly is banned?
Laptops and larger electronics will be banned from being taken on board as carry-on luggage and will need to be checked in. Smartphones will be allowed, and Homeland Security advises “approved medical devices may be brought into the cabin after additional screening.”
When does the ban begin?
It went into effect on Tuesday morning 21 March, though the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said airlines would be given a 96-hour window to comply