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The United States lifted the ban on transportation electronics on flights from Arab countries

U.S. authorities announced the final withdrawal of ban on the transportation of dimensional electronics on flights to the U.S. from Africa and the Middle East.

The last airlines that are subject to the ban, was airlines Saudi Arabia this week, however, the restrictions ceased to operate at the international airports of Jeddah and Riad.

Earlier this month lifted the ban on the transportation of laptops and tablets for airlines of Turkey, Kuwait and the UAE.

Recall that in March this year, the US government and the UK reported limitations associated with the use of overall electronic devices in aircraft cabins on flights from the Middle East. In June, the list of countries which dealt with similar limitations, was greatly expanded.

It was about the requirement not to carry in hand Luggage, laptop computers, tablets, and other electronic equipment that is larger than the size of a regular cell phone. On smartphones the ban did not apply. Overall the technique had to be checked in.

On the Israeli airline restrictions did not apply. But the Israelis going to the US or UK, for example, through Turkey, faced with the need to keep overall electronic equipment in the Luggage.

According to reports, restrictions were associated with the receipt of the security services operational information about the intention of terrorist groups Islamist to commit a series of terrorist attacks on the flights, using explosive devices of small size, hidden in electronic equipment. In several publications it was noted that the appropriate alert us authorities received from Israeli intelligence.

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The United States lifted the ban on transportation electronics on flights from Arab countries
20.07.2017

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