Airlines operating from Dubai and Abu Dhabi airports might be lift off the US laptop ban if the new demands are successful, said a US official.
The US recently banned laptop on flights as a precautionary step to avoid terrorist attacks which have become sophisticated through technology. According to the Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, new measures will be taken including enhancing screening of electronic devices, more vetting of passengers, and more bomb-sniffing dogs.
Almost all airports would be required to adopt these new security measures. “If a nation or an airline declines to impose the security actions or can’t, passengers could be forced to give up their electronics, or flights could be banned altogether,” Kelly said.
The UAE Embassy in Washington were happy about the announcement of the potential end of the electronics ban for flights from Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
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