It has been reported the United States has banned passengers from bringing electronic devices into the cabins of airlines from the Middle East.
The order, which was rumoured on Monday night will see airlines from eight countries – the UAE included – restrict cabin-carry on including laptops and tablets.
It’s reported telephones will be allowed, however the rest of the devices will be required to be checked in.
Emirates has said it has yet to receive notification from the US on restrictions
“At this time we have not received any notification of changes to cabin luggage restrictions on US flights. Emirates will comply with any new operational or regulatory requirements issued by the relevant authorities.”
Emirates Airlines spokesperson
Etihad Airways also confirmed similar news to various news outlets
It’s believed the restrictions will be announced today, but there has been no official confirmation.
The BBC reported a list of 10 airports that would be restricted – which includes both DXB and AUH
Airports reported are:
- Abu Dhabi International Airport
- Dubai International Airport
- Hamad International, Doha, Qatar
- Queen Alia International, Amman, Jordan
- Cairo International Airport, Egypt
- Ataturk Airport, Istanbul, Turkey
- King Abdulaziz International, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
- King Khalid International, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- Kuwait International Airport
- Mohammed V International, Casablanca, Morocco