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US president ‘is set to extend laptop ban aboard passenger planes to flights from EUROPE including the UK to America’

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President Trump is considering banning allowing laptops in aeroplane cabins between US and some European airports in addition to the several Muslim majority countries already restricted.
Passengers flying to the US from some European airports face being banned from taking laptops and iPads in their hand luggage. In late March, the ban was imposed on 10 airports in the Middle East.
Western countries may join the list that includes Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. 
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President Trump’s administration is considering extending its ban on large electronic devices being carried in aircraft cabins to flights from Europe, according to The Times. 
Last month both the US and British governments barred passengers from bringing large electronic devices on board incoming flights from eight Middle Eastern countries.
The ban, which followed concerns terrorists had perfected a new type of airline bomb, means travelers have to stow gadgets larger than a mobile phone – including laptops, tablets and kindles – in the hold.
The US may be planning to extend these security restrictions to incoming flights from some parts of Europe and have been put on alert that Britain could be one of those affected.
The newspaper reported that the move could be implemented within weeks but that no final decision had yet been taken as to whether Britain would be included in the ban.
One Whitehall source is reported as saying: ‘As with everything from Trump’s America, there are conflicting reports about where, when and what.’
A US official confirmed to The Times that Britain was on the list of countries being examined for extended security restrictions. 
The US Department of Homeland Security said: ‘We will continue to evaluate the threat environment and make determinations based on that assessment but we have not made any decisions on expanding the current restrictions against large electronic devices in aircraft cabins from selected airports.’ 
(C) dailymail.co.uk

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