July 3, 2017

US lifts laptop ban on Etihad flights from Abu Dhabi

The United States has lifted a ban on laptops in cabins on flights from Abu Dhabi to the United States, saying Etihad Airways had put in place required tighter security measures.

Etihad welcomed the decision and noted that it enabled passengers flying to the US to immediately carry electronic devices – including laptops and tablets – onto its aircraft, subject to enhanced security measures.

The decision came a day after officials from the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checked upgraded security protocol at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

The enhanced security measures will cause little to no extra inconvenience to passengers, according to the airline.

Abu Dhabi is the only airport that has had the laptop ban lifted after the US implemented it against 10 airports in eight countries in March: Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Turkey.

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