Charge phones, or miss flight

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The new measures oblige passengers flying to Canada, Us an UK to switch on or power up their electronic devices – mobile phones, laptops, tablets, etc. – upon demand as an additional security measure.

UAE airlines have begun implementing the recently announced global security measures for passengers travelling to Canada, the US and the UK, said Emirates247

The new measures oblige passengers flying to destinations in the above-mentioned countries to switch on or power up their electronic devices – mobile phones, laptops, tablets, etc. – upon demand as an additional security measure.The UAE’s Emirates and Etihad have already started implementing the new mandates, airlines said.


Etihad too has issued a similar advisory for its passengers to the UK. “Etihad Airways has been informed by the UK Department for Transport (DfT) that airline passengers on certain routes out of the UK may be required to show that electronic devices in their hand luggage are powered up or face not being allowed to bring the device onto the aircraft,” it notes.According to recent rules issued by the US’ Transport Security Administration (TSA), passengers travelling from Europe, the Middle East and Africa to the US must be able to turn on their electronics at security in order to prove they are genuine.

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