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US lifts laptop ban on Emirates Airlines

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Dubai-based airlines, Emirates issued a statement on Wednesday (July 4) that the in-cabin ban on laptop and other devices on their flights was lifted with immediate effect, reports Khajeej Times.

Passengers on flights from Dubai International Airport to the United States can carry their laptop, tablets, and other electronic devices onto the aircraft.

In a statement, Emirates spokesperson said, “Effective immediately, the electronics ban has been lifted for Emirates’ flights from Dubai International Airport to the US. Emirates has been working hard in coordination with various aviation stakeholders and the local authorities to implement heightened security measures and protocols that meet the requirements of the US Department of Homeland Security’s new security guidelines for all US bound flights.”

“We would like to express our gratitude to the US and local authorities for their support and thank our customers for their understanding and patience during the last few months when the ban was in place”, said the statement from Emirates.

Earlier this week, Etihad flights got the restrictions lifted for their passengers flying to the United States.

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