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Airlines from 13 countries have been requested by US authorities to forbid their passengers from carrying any electronic or electrical device larger than a cellphone in cabin luggage. The policy was distributed in a confidential email from the US transportation safety administration (TSA). The circular gave airlines a period of 96 hours to put the policy in-effect.
According to an image tweeted by Royal Jordanian airlines, the notification issued to its passengers by the airlines were as such:
Following instructions from the concerned US departments, we kindly inform our dearest passengers departing to and arriving from the United States that carrying any electronic or electrical device on board the flight cabins is strictly prohibited.
Cellular phones and medical devices needed during the flight are excluded from the ban.
This announcement is effective starting with March 21, 2017, and the instructions will be applied on the New York, Chicago, Detroit and Montreal flights, the last two destinations served by a combined flight.