The laptop ban on flights ordered by US President Trump in March 2017 has been revoked as per an official statement by David Lapan, a spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security.
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The ban was imposed on 10 airports and 9 airlines coming from specific locations in the Middle East and Africa. The passengers on these flights weren’t allowed to carry laptops in the flight due to security reasons cited by the Trump administration.
This decision led to a lot of controversy and confusion and added to a similar ban on by the UK on flights carrying laptops from the same airlines and locations.
With enhanced security measures in place, all restrictions on large PEDs announced in March for 10 airports/9 airlines have been lifted.
Now, passengers flying into the United States with the following nine airlines which were affected due to the ban can carry their laptops: Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Royal Jordanian, Royal Air Maroc and Egyptair.