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The U.S. imposed restrictions on the use of computers on flights from the Middle East

Updated information about the limitations associated with the use of overall electronic devices in the cabin on flights to the US from countries in the Middle East. We are talking about the requirement not to carry in hand Luggage laptops and tablets, they will have to put in the Luggage compartment. On smartphones, the prohibition does not apply.

The official representative of the American administration stated that these rules will apply to eight countries, not 13 as previously reported, writes the Financial Times. The Associated Press writes that the list of 10 countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

Full list of countries subject to restrictions, not yet published. However, we know that it includes Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The Associated Press also calls this list Morocco.

The new rules come into force on 21 March. They do not apply to U.S. airlines flying from these countries, and does not affect any flights departing from the USA. The purpose of the introduction of new rules: stricter security measures on flights to and from potentially dangerous countries, where the screening of passengers may not be sufficiently thorough.

In the primary information published by the company Royal Jordanian Airlines, said that restrictions will be in place 96 hours. Reuters writes that the limits are scheduled to enter for weeks. FT does not mention the period during which it is planned to follow the new rules to flights from a number of countries in the Middle East.

The editors of the FT suggests that the new rules will cause severe criticism from airlines from Arab countries. The article reminds that, for example, Emirates (UAE) is implementing 119 weekly flights in the United States – including in new York, Boston, Los Angeles and Seattle.

Obviously, the particular dissatisfaction will Express business, accustomed during a long flight to use the computers.

DHS (Department of Homeland Security, DHS) is soon to publish the official explanation for the restriction.

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The U.S. imposed restrictions on the use of computers on flights from the Middle East 21.03.2017

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