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United States travel restrictions will affect Montreal flight: airline

United States authorities are planning to ban passengers travelling on certain US-bound foreign airline flights from taking electronic devices larger than mobile phones on board in response to an unspecified terrorism threat, a U.S. government official has said.

"Following instructions from the concerned USA departments, we kindly inform our dearest passengers departing to and arriving from the United States that carrying any electronic or electrical device on board the flight cabins is strictly prohibited", the statement reads.

"Cellphones and medical devices needed during the flight are excluded from the ban", Royal Jordanian's statement reads.

The tweet said the ban applied to laptops, tablets, cameras, DVD players and electronic games-all of which would need to be placed in checked baggage. The ban comes into effect starting March 21 and airlines are expected to comply within 96 hours.

Airlines from certain countries in the Middle East and Africa will require passengers heading to the United States to check laptops and tablets in the hold. It's not clear yet which countries might be the target of the restrictions Royal Jordanian Airlines referred to.

The ban would involve devices larger than mobile phones.

In October, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued an emergency ban for fliers and crewmembers on Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones on all commercial flights in response to several reported incidents of the phones catching fire. When asked on Twitter why its initial tweet had been deleted, the airline responded that "further updates will be announced soon".

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly called congressional lawmakers this weekend to notify them of the plan, congressional aides said.

Among the airlines affected, however, are Saudia and Royal Jordanian - which tweeted the notice it received from US authorities nearly immediately after receiving it.



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