IATA statement on restrictions on electronic items by TSA

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​A number of IATA’s member airlines have been contacted by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) with regards to restrictions on electronic items that can be carried onboard flights to the US. IATA is working with its members and the TSA to achieve greater clarity on required actions.

A Q&A and factsheet are available on the US Department of Homeland Security website. Passengers flying to the US directly from the named airports – Queen Alia International Airport (AMM), Cairo International Airport (CAI), Ataturk International Airport (IST), King Abdul-Aziz International Airport (JED), King Khalid International Airport (RUH), Kuwait International Airport (KWI), Mohammed V Airport (CMN), Hamad International Airport (DOH), Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) – should allow extra time at the airport.

Safety and security is the top priority of everyone involved in aviation. Airlines comply with government requirements and they can do this most effectively when measures are well coordinated.

Date: 21 March 2017

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