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Emirates says US laptop ban lifted

DUBAI, July 5, 2017

Dubai-based Emirates airline has announced that the cabin ban of electronic devices has been lifted "effective immediately", BBC has reported.

A ban on laptops and other large electronic devices were first announced in March for US-bound flights originating from eight Middle Eastern and North African.

Emirates and Dubai Airports have been working hard to meet the requirements of the US Department of Homeland Security’s new security guidelines, the report said.

Emirates flies to 12 US cities.

Last week, the US Department of Homeland Security rolled out tough new security measures for flights entering the country.

The new measures included enhanced overall passenger screening, heightened screening of personal electronic devices, increased security protocols around aircraft and in passenger areas, and expanded canine screening.

The measures cover 280 airports and 180 airlines, affecting an average of 2,100 flights a day, carrying 325,000 passengers.

The laptop ban was also lifted for Turkish Airlines on Wednesday.

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