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UK lifts laptop cabin ban on flights from Cairo

Ahram Online , Friday 1 Sep 2017
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An EgyptAir Airbus A330-300 takes off for Cairo from Charles de Gaulle Airport outside of Paris, Thursday, May 19, 2016.
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British authorities have lifted a ban imposed on electronic devices in aircraft cabins on flights from Cairo to the UK, EgyptAir said on Friday.

Authorities lifted the ban, effective Friday, “after ensuring that security procedures on EgyptAir flights meet the requirements of the British Transportation Security Administration,” the country’s national carrier said in a statement.

The United States and the UK in March imposed a ban on carrying electronic devices larger than mobile phones aboard cabins on flights travelling from certain airports in several Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

The United States lifted the ban in July.

The ban was imposed at 10 airports in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Turkey over concerns bombs could be hidden in electronic devices.

 

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