U.S Bans Laptops & iPads On Airlines From Countries

U.S Bans Laptops & iPads On Airlines From Countries

U.S Bans Laptops & iPads On Airlines From Countries – U.S has come with new ban on carrying laptops and or electronic devices on board on flights coming into United States.

The ban which was made on the basis of ensuring safety across airline into United States was officially announced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the TSA and the State Department on Tuesday, when the policy was enforced.

To maintain need and necessity, the officials cited an incidence on February 2016, a bomb hidden inside a laptop detonated aboard a Daallo Airlines flight out of Mogadishu, Somalia. The bomber was killed and a hole was blown in the side of the fuselage. The aircraft landed safely.

Carriers affected by ban includes
Egypt Air
Emirates Airline
Etihad Airways
Kuwait Airways
Qatar Airways
Royal Air Maroc
Royal Jordanian
Turkish Airlines

Also Read – UK Bans 6 Countries From Carrying Big Smartphones & Laptops

According to CNN, Intelligence obtained in recent weeks found that an al Qaeda affiliate was perfecting techniques for hiding explosives in batteries and battery compartments of electronic devices, according to a US official.

The discovery that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was looking to exploit batteries and their compartments in laptops and other commercial electronic devices led the United States and United Kingdom to ban devices larger than a cellphone from certain flights, the US official told CNN.

Relating to this, UK also made similar banning on six countries of the world including Turkey, Egypt and the rest.

British and U.S. officials meanwhile told the Associated Press that the new decision was based on longstanding concerns rather than a specific threat.