Washington, July 3: The laptop ban at Etihad Airways in March was scary for everyone. It was said that the Islamic State was developing a bomb that could be hidden in portable devices. At last, American officials have uplifted the ban from Etihad for all the electronic commodities. Etihad is the national carrier of United Arab Emirates.
Rigorous screening took place when the electronics was banned by the American officials. The Department of Homeland Security said last week that the laptop ban would be lifted for airlines that fulfilled new requirements to increase security. In a statement, the airline said, “We welcome the decision by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to lift the electronic devices ban on flights between Abu Dhabi and the United States, following the successful validation of security measures.”
During the ban, Qatar Airways as well as Emirates were also affected by the ban because they covered the countries where the ban was executed. Airport officials in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates; Jordan; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Morocco; Turkey; Egypt and Kuwait are still responsible for restricting the larger devices from nonstop flights to the United States. The Department of Homeland Security ordered passengers to stow those electronics in their checked luggage or leave them behind.