Electronic devices to be banned in flights arriving to US from certain countries
According to recent reports, passengers traveling to the US from certain countries will not be allowed to carry electronic devices such as laptops, tablets and other portable electronic devices with them on flights.
This new rule will set into effect Tuesday.
Although, U.S. officials have made no public announcement about the change and have declined to comment, but word of the ban was made public in a tweet from officials at Royal Jordanian Airlines on Monday.
Two sources have confirmed to The Washington Post that new restrictions will be put into place.
Officials with the airline said that starting from March 21, passengers will no longer be able to bring certain portable electronics devices on board with them.
They tweeted, “Following instructions from certain concerned US departments, we kindly inform our dearest passengers departing to and arriving from the United States that carrying any electronic or electrical device on board the flight cabins is strictly prohibited”.
A spokesman for the International Air Transport Association, which represents international carriers including Royal Jordanian, said they were not informed of the ban and were working to get additional information from U.S. authorities.