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US Government Bans Large Electronics on Flights Originating in 13 Countries

Howard Terry | 21 March, 2017, 00:33

The tweet said the ban applied to laptops, tablets, cameras, DVD players and electronic games-all of which would need to be placed in checked baggage.

The ban Royal Jordanian referenced may be part of a larger crackdown by United States authorities on electronics devices on flights coming from several countries.

Only one country, Jordan, has announced that it is part of this group, with a tweet (now deleted) that said Royal Jordanian Airlines would allow only mobile phones and medical devices on-board from 21 March.

A US official told CNN the directive would be for a limited duration, applies to some Middle Eastern and African countries, and is meant to ensure extra security measures at specific airports.

In messages posted on both Twitter and Facebook and now deleted, the worldwide carrier said cellphones and electronic devices needed for medical reasons could be carried on-board, but everything else had to be stowed in checked baggage "following instructions from the concerned USA departments".

A representative from Royal Jordanian could not be reached.

Since Royal Jordanian did not make clear that this appears to be a new federal rule, people are also posting their confusion about why this is happening.

Airlines have reportedly been given 96 hours to comply with the request. It's unclear which countries and airlines are actually affected by this, for example.

The reason for the new measure is, apparently, safety, although that does not easily tally with the exclusion of cell phones from the list of banned items.

Dominic Dudley is a freelance journalist with nearly two decades' experience in reporting on business, economic and political stories in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe.

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