Published On : Tue, Mar 21st, 2017

Flying to the US? You can’t carry laptops, iPads, cameras

The US government is barring passengers on Royal Jordanian Airlines flights from bringing laptops, iPads, cameras and other electronics in carry-on luggage on certain US-bound flights starting today, the airline has said in a tweet.

The airline yesterday said cellphones and medical devices are excluded from the ban. Everything else, the airline said, would need to be packed in checked luggage.

It is unclear what other countries and airlines the ban will apply to, how long it will be in place or what prompted it.

A US government official said such a ban has been considered for several weeks.