TRUMP BAN: Trump Bans Common Device on Muslim Country Originating Flights

Passengers traveling to the United States from ten airports in eight Muslim-majority countries will be prohibited from bringing laptops, tablets and other portable electronic devices on board with them when they fly, according to new rules set to take effect Tuesday, March 21. Passengers traveling to the United States from ten airports in eight Muslim-majority countries will be prohibited from bringing laptops, tablets and other portable electronic devices on board with them when they fly, according to new rules set to take effect Tuesday, March 21. (Video: Monica Akhtar, Dani Player/Photo: Getty Images/The Washington Post)

From Tuesday on, passengers traveling to the U.S. from 10 airports in eight Muslim-majority countries will not be allowed to have iPads, laptops or any communications device larger than a smartphone in the cabin of the plane. If you are traveling from Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, or the UAE on Egypt Air, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Kuwait Airways, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, or Turkish Airlines, and you want to use your laptop on the flight, you are probably out of luck.

The six nations affected by President Trump’s executive action on immigration are not actually countries where terrorists who have carried out fatal attacks the United States came from. President Trump signed an executive order temporarily banning entry to the U.S. from six mostly Muslim countries.

 

Originally published by Washington Post.