USA finally lifts laptop ban on all flights to its airports

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As first reported at Reuters, the TSA has announced that it's lifting the ban for passengers on Saudi Arabian Airlines, the final airline to be under restriction.

Saudi Arabia's flagship carrier was the last airline to face in-cabin electronics restrictions.

A statement from the US Transport Security Administration said that the ban was still in place for King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh.

Travelers from Jeddah are now allowed to bring devices in the cabin of U.S. bound flights.

Approximately 280 airports in 105 countries were affected by the tougher security measures, along with 180 foreign and US airlines.

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The March laptop ban has slowly been lifted from all nine carriers originally affected by the policy, as airlines and airports have implemented new "enhanced" security measures over the past several weeks.

Royal Air Maroc and Casablanca International Airport had the restrictions lifted Thursday.

European and USA officials told Reuters that airlines have until July 19, to put in place increased explosive trace detection screening and other measures and 120 days to comply with other security measures, including enhanced screening of airline passengers.

Under the USA rules, devices "larger than a smartphone" were not allowed in the cabins of flights from Turkey, Morocco, Jordan, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

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