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Effective Immediately

The aviation security enhancement requires that all passengers flying through and from these locations to the United States will have to place electronic devices that are larger than a cell phone/smartphone in their checked bags regardless of the passenger’s citizenship. The limits on the size of electronics in carry-on bags apply to all passengers, including U.S. government employees with U.S. government-issued laptops.

  • Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) in Amman, Jordan
  • Cairo International Airport (CAI) in Cairo, Egypt
  • Ataturk International Airport (IST) in Istanbul, Turkey
  • King Abdul-Aziz International Airport (JED) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • King Khalid International Airport (RUH) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Kuwait International Airport (KWI) in Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Mohammed V Airport (CMN) in Casablanca, Morocco
  • Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha, Qatar
  • Dubai International Airport (DXB)in Dubai, UAE
  • Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Necessary medical devices will be allowed to remain in a passenger’s possession after they are screened.  

There is no impact on domestic flights in the United States or flights departing the United States. Electronic devices will continue to be allowed on all flights originating in the United States. 


For additional information, please see the downloadable fact sheet and Q&A:



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