Tue 21-03-2017 21:50 PM

Etihad Airways: Passengers travelling to United States not permitted to carry electronic devices larger than cell phone or smart phone in cabin

ABU DHABI, 21st March 2017 (WAM) - Etihad Airways has issued the following statement: Following a directive from U.S. authorities affecting selected airports, Etihad Airways has been advised that guests travelling to the United States from Abu Dhabi International Airport are not permitted to carry electronic devices larger than a cell phone or smart phone in the cabin.

Mobile phones and medical devices are permitted but larger items such as laptops, tablets, cameras and e-readers will need to be placed into checked-in baggage. For those guests bound for the U.S., this must be done at the point of origin which may not necessarily be at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

The new rules come into effect for those US-bound flights departing Abu Dhabi on 25th March.

Safety and security remain the highest priority for Etihad Airways and we will continue to assist passengers in complying with this directive.

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