Trump administration eases laptop ban on flights to US from Saudi Arabia
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 18-Jul-2017

Washington, July 18: Good news for Saudi Arabia as the Trump administration on Monday eased the laptop ban on passengers flying from Kingdom to the United States. Notably, Saudi Arabia Airlines confirmed that passengers on flights from Jeddah International Airport are able to bring laptops on their planes to the United States.

Saudia, or Saudi Arabia Airlines confirmed in two tweets that passengers on flights from Jeddah International Airport are able to bring laptops on their planes to the United States. TSA tweeted. "Travelers from Jeddah are now allowed to bring devices in the cabin of US bound flights."

Interestingly, Saudi Arabia Airlines was the last airliner still facing the restrictions imposed in March by the Trump administration while Royal Air Maroc and Casablanca International Airport had the restrictions lifted Thursday. However, Kuwait Airlines and Royal Jordanian each had the "laptop ban" removed July 9.

The United States banned electronics from in-cabin use from 10 airports from Middle Eastern and African nations flying to the United States out of fear that terrorists could hide explosives in them. Since then 280 airports in 105 countries were affected by the tougher security measures, along with 180 foreign and U.S. airlines. Since then, they have gradually lifted the restrictions and lifted the ban.