Airline Electronics Ban: Discover the Key Facts. The US has told 9 airlines to stop passengers from bringing most types of electronic devices — not including smartphones — into the cabin for U.S.-bound flights. Now those devices must be checked in.
# NOTE : This does not affect US airlines.
The U.S. ban covers flights from 10 airports, including major global hubs such as Dubai.
Here’s the full list of countries: Cairo, Egypt; Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Istanbul, Turkey; Doha, Qatar; Amman, Jordan; Kuwait City; Casablanca, Morocco; and Jeddah and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The U.K. ban covers all inbound flights from Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia but omits major airports such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha.
What to do with your Electronic Devices?
Any electronic device bigger than a mobile phone (specifically 16 x 9.3 x 1.5cm) cannot be carried in the cabin, and must be checked into the hold of the aircraft.