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US lifts electronic ban on EgyptAir flights

This comes a week after the U.S has lifted electronic ban on passengers carrying laptops and other electronics on Emirates Airways flights from its base in Dubai

Earlier, the United States had exempted Etihad Airways flights from the ban as well.

The decision was taken three months after the Trump administration banned the people from carrying laptops on such flights that were directly coming from eight Muslim-majority countries.

The Trump administration in March announced that passengers traveling from 10 airports would be prohibited from bringing laptops and certain personal electronic devices on board with them. The other cities are Amman, Cairo, Casablanca, Doha, Dubai, Istanbul, Jeddah, Kuwait City and Riyadh.

Authorities at the time had said that the initial ban was put considering a previously undisclosed terrorists’ plot, involving explosives hidden in an electronic device.

Following the U.S., Britain also imposed a similar ban, applying to inbound flights from six countries that are Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey.

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