Emirates & Turkish Airlines Passengers Can Again Travel With Laptops And Electronics To US Effective July 5, 2017

Emirates and Turkish Airlines passengers can again travel with their laptops and large electronics to the United States effective on July 5, 2017, after Dubai and Istanbul airports implemented enhanced screening methods.

Reader Question Emirates

Etihad Airways passengers traveling from Adu Dhabi have been able to travel with their electronics since July 2nd (read more here).

You can access Emirates announcement here.

Here’s what Emirates states:

Effective immediately, the electronics ban has been lifted for Emirates’ flights from Dubai International Airport to the U.S.A. Emirates has been working hard in coordination with various aviation stakeholders and the local authorities to implement heightened security measures and protocols that meet the requirements of the US Department of Homeland Security’s new security guidelines for all US bound flights. We would like to express our gratitude to the US and local authorities for their support and thank our customers for their understanding and patience during the last few months when the ban was in place.


Qatar Airways is the only ME3 left whose passengers still need to check their laptops/large electronics on US bound flights. Let’s see how long it takes to implement the enhanced screening procedures in Doha as well.