US President Donald Trump’s latest visa ban might currently be frozen, but another incoming rule is set to cause travel disruption for Middle Eastern travellers – including those from the UAE.
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Passengers travelling from those airports – even if only passing though on transit – will have to check in items such as electronic game devices, portable DVD players, e-readers and cameras for US-bound flights, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed.
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Read This First… Airlines Make Digs At Donald Trump In Their Latest Ads “Emirates can confirm that as per the new security directive issued by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), electronic devices larger than a cell phone/smart phone, excluding medical devices, cannot be carried in the cabin of the aircraft,” a spokesperson said.