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Saudia: Passengers to US can carry electronic devices beginning today

Officials said it was lifting a ban on passengers on Saudi Arabian Airlines carrying large electronics like laptops onboard US-bound flights. (File)

Saudi Arabian Airlines has confirmed that the ban on taking electronic devices inside the cabin with passengers was lifted and passengers traveling to the United States can now carry their electronic devices with them beginning today.


Saudi Arabian Airlines, which is also known as Saudia, became the final of nine carriers to be removed from the March laptop ban for carry-on bags aboard flights heading to the U.S.

The Transportation Security Administration tweeted the announcement on Monday.

The announcement came after Royal Air Maroc was removed from the list Thursday, Kuwait Airways on Wednesday and EgyptAir on July 9. The other airlines got off the list the previous week led by Etihad, Emirates, Turkish, Qatar and Royal Jordanian.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 19 July 2017 KSA 12:18 - GMT 09:18
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