There are now just three airports still on the TSAs’ list of laptop restrictions for flights into the US, following the lifting of the ban on flights from Cairo International airport yesterday.
Egyptair joins Etihad, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian and Kuwait Airways in once again being able to permit its customers to take laptops and larger electronic devices onboard flights to the US.
In a tweet Egyptair said: “The electronic ban has been lifted on Egyptair flights to New York effective today Wednesday, July 12th”.
This leaves just Casablanca’s Mohammed V International airport, Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International , and Riyadh’s King Khalid International on the list of airports where the ban is still in place.
It is understood restrictions at these airports maybe be lifted by the middle of next week.
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.
But last month the DHS announced new enhanced screening measures, 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”.