The US authorities have removed four airlines from its ‘Laptop ban’ list.
Back in March, the US banned all electronic items larger than a smart phone from being carried in the cabin of direct US-bound flights from eight mainly Muslim countries amid fears that bombs could be hidden in the devices.
Last week, the US Department of Homeland Security outlined requirements for the enhanced screening and more thorough vetting of passengers for US-bound flights.
Following cooperation between the US authorities, Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines and their respective hubs, the restrictions on their flights have been lifted with immediate effect.
Saudia, Saudi Arabia’s national carrier has said passengers will be able to take electronic items in the cabin of its US flights from July 19, but no announcements have yet been made about services from Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait and Morocco.