Passengers on flights from Doha to the US can now once again take laptops and larger electronic devices onboard, following the lifting of restrictions.

The laptop ban had been put in place by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) earlier this year, covering flights from ten Middle Eastern airports to the US, including Qatar Airways’ Doha base.

But in a statement the carrier has confirmed that restrictions have now been lifted.

“Qatar Airways is pleased to confirm that with immediate effect, all personal electronic devices can be carried on board all departures from Hamad International Airport, Doha, to destinations in the United States.

“Qatar Airways and Hamad International Airport have met with all requirements of the US Department of Homeland Security’s new security guidelines and we would like to express our thanks to the US and local authorities for their support during this process.

“We would also like to thank our loyal passengers for their understanding and patience while the ban has been in place.”

The enhanced security measures had been announced by the DHS last week, with the department stating at the time that the laptop ban could be removed “should the ten airports comply with the enhanced security measures outlined in the TSA directive issued June 28, 2017 and when such procedures are verified by TSA inspectors”.,