The United States Implemented A New Air Travel Device Ban


Mar 23, 2017 at 9:43 PM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : News & Events

Traveling to the United States soon? Then you might want to check this new rule that they implemented. We're pretty sure that many will be pissed off when traveling to the United Stated just because of this.

With the Trump administration, a new rule has been applied on airports. Device ban. Yes, those laptops, iPads, tables, music players and cameras are banned in your hand carry. Should you still wish to bring those, you can by checking them in.

Domestic flights inside the United States and international flights originating from the United States are not affected by the device ban.

Here's a list of international airports wherein the new rule has been applied:

  • Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) in Amman, Jordan
  • Cairo International Airport (CAI) in Cairo, Egypt
  • Ataturk International Airport (IST) in Istanbul, Turkey
  • King Abdul-Aziz International Airport (JED) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • King Khalid International Airport (RUH) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Kuwait International Airport (KWI) in Farwaniya, Kuwait
  • Mohammed V Airport (CMN) in Casablanca, Morocco
  • Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha, Qatar
  • Dubai International Airport (DXB) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Royal Jordanian
  • Egypt Air
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Saudia Airlines
  • Kuwait Airways
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • Qatar Airways
  • Emirates Airlines
  • Etihad Airways

There are particulars with regards to the device ban. Gadgets bigger than a mobile phone are the one's prohibited. Anything bigger is not allowed. Though they haven't gave any particular size, they were able to provide a list of gadgets.

  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • E-Readers
  • Cameras
  • Portable DVD players
  • Electronic game units larger than a smartphone
  • Travel printers/scanners

As per the Homeland Security website:

The enhancement in security will require that all personal electronic devices (PEDs) larger than a cell phone or smart phone be placed in checked baggage. These items will no longer be allowed to be carried onto aircraft at 10 select airports where flights are departing for the United States. Approved medical devices may be brought into the cabin after additional screening. 

Still not convinced? Then head on to the Homeland Security website at https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/03/21/qa-aviation-security-enhancements-select-last-point-departure-airports-commercial

It's better to be prepared than to be barred on the airport, cause delays and miss your flight.


Mar 23, 2017 at 9:43 PM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : News & Events