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US and UK bans laptops from cabin baggage on flights from some countries

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The ban on electronic devices larger than a smartphone is said to be an anti-terrorist precaution. Although Phones are not affected. British Airways and EasyJet are among the airlines affected by the UK ban.

The nine airlines affected by the US ban are Royal Jordanian, EgyptAir, Turkish Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Qatar Airways, Emirates and Etihad Airways.

US officials said they have been given a deadline of 07:00 GMT on Saturday to impose the ban, adding that the restriction had no end date.

However, an Emirates spokeswoman told Reuters news agency the airline understood that the US directive would come into effect on 25 March and remain valid until 14 October 2017.

Airports like 1. Mohammed V International, Casablanca, Morocco. 2. Ataturk Airport, Istanbul, Turkey. 3. Cairo International Airport, Egypt. 4. Queen Alia International, Amman, Jordan. 5. King Abdulaziz International, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 6. King Khalid International, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 7. Kuwait International Airport. 8. Hamad International, Doha, Qatar. 9. Abu Dhabi International, United Arab Emirates. 10. Dubai International, United Arab Emirates are all affected by this new ban rule.

Downing Street has officially stated that airline passengers on fourteen carriers would not be able to carry laptops in cabin luggage on inbound direct flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.

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