The United States has been undergoing major changes after the election of the 45th President, Donald Trump. Earlier under the new regime, 7 Muslim countries were restricted from visa and immigration access to the U.S. Now Trump’s administration
Now Trump’s administration has banned airline passengers from carrying electronic devices larger than a mobile phone on board flights from 8 Muslim-majority countries from the Middle East, North and South of Africa.
No American passengers will be affected by the ban while passengers from the affected countries of at least 12 airlines would now have to check in electronic devices such as laptops, iPads, and cameras with their luggage instead of carrying them on board the flight.
The restriction will be applied to direct flights to the US from 10 airports in 8 Muslim-majority countries and 3 African countries which are said to include:
- Saudi Arabia
- The United Arab Emirates
- South Africa
The Airlines affected by the Ban are:
- Qatar Airways
- Etihad Airways
- Kuwaiti Airways
- Saudi Airlines
- Royal Jordanian Airlines
- Royal Air Maroc
- Turkish Airlines
- South African Airlines
- Lome (Togo)
- Egypt Airways
- Arik Air (Lagos)
- Ethiopian Airlines
The reason behind the ban is not yet confirmed by the Homeland security personnel. Royal Jordanian Airlines have mentioned that medical devices are excluded from the ban.
Royal Jordanian tweeted about the #electronicsban but later on deleted their tweet.
Here’s what they previously posted.
— Jon Ostrower (@jonostrower) March 20, 2017
Passengers traveling from affected countries and airlines are under major distress, twitter is ablaze with opinions from people across the globe.
Here’s how people are reacting on Twitter!
— Lama (@eumattdamonia) March 20, 2017
— starflyergold (@starflyergold) March 21, 2017
They said it already – checking electronics doesn’t improve security. This is just an attack on Middle Eastern carriers🤷♂️ #electronicsban
— Dantorp Aviation (@DantorpAviation) March 21, 2017
— John Walton (@thatjohn) March 20, 2017
— Yelena Mejova (@yelenamejova) March 21, 2017
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