Everything you need to know about the inflight laptop ban, from what it is to why Canada is considering it
What’s it all about?
The U.S. government was the first to announce it is temporarily barring passengers on certain flights originating in eight Muslim-majority countries from bringing laptops, iPads, cameras and most other electronics larger than cellphones in carry-on luggage. The ban is indefinite and will affect nine airlines in total. A U.S. official told The Associated Press the ban will apply to nonstop flights to the United States from 10 international airports serving the cities of Cairo in Egypt; Amman in Jordan; Kuwait City in Kuwait; Casablanca in Morocco; Doha in Qatar; Riyadh and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia; Istanbul in Turkey; and Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
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