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Abu Dhabi Airport Exempt from US Laptop Ban
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Abu Dhabi Airport Exempt from US Laptop Ban

Sunday, 02 July 2017 11:43 AM

Passengers flying from Abu Dhabi to the U.S. can now carry their laptops onto flights, Homeland Security spokesman David Lapan said on Twitter Sunday.

1/2 Etihad Airways & Abu Dhabi In’tl Airport have implemented the required initial enhanced security measures. PEDs restriction lifted.

— David Lapan (@SpoxDHS) July 2, 2017

2/2 Kudos to @EtihadAirways for swift security changes. Passengers will now be able to bring PEDs into the cabin of their US-bound flights

— David Lapan (@SpoxDHS) July 2, 2017

Long-haul airline Etihad said it welcomed the decision by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which comes "subject to enhanced security measures" at Abu Dhabi International Airport. That airport already has a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility that allows passengers to clear screening they'd otherwise have to go through when landing in America.

The U.S. in March banned laptops in plane cabins on flights coming from 10 different airports, including Kuwait, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Morocco and Jordan. Instead, DHS will now heighten aviation screening for all international flights coming into the U.S.

"It is time that we raise the global baseline of aviation security. We cannot play international whack-a-mole with each new threat," DHS Secretary John Kelly said during a security conference Wednesday.

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The capital of the United Arab Emirates became the first city to be exempt from a U.S. ban on laptop computers being in airplane cabins, the country's flag carrier said Sunday.Long-haul airline Etihad said it welcomed the decision by the U.S. Department of Homeland...
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