REPORT | Laptop Ban on Flights Between US & Europe Shelved

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A ban on electronic devices larger than a smartphone was introduced on flights to the USA from 10 airports back in March. The measure was said to have been taken in response to intelligence on terrorist threats from eight mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries.

It was later suggested that the ban might be extended to flights from the UK and other European countries, with a further report earlier this month suggesting that the idea was ‘under active consideration.’

The BBC now reports that the ban will not be extended. US and EU officials have decided against a ban on laptops and tablets in cabin baggage on flights from Europe. But after a four-hour meeting in Brussels to discuss the threats to aviation security, officials said other measures were still being considered.

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