Laptop Ban Ended on Middle East Flights

The U.S. on Wednesday ended a four-month ban on laptops and other large electronic devices in the cabins of U.S.-bound flights from certain airports in the Middle East and Northern Africa. The ban was initiated in March after U.S. officials cited intelligence that terrorists were potentially working on concealing explosives in laptops and other larger… Read more »

DHS Still Considering Laptop Ban on Inbound Flights

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly told Congress on June 7 that the administration is still considering banning laptop computers and other larger electronics from the cabins of inbound flights from 71 airports worldwide. The DHS cited security concerns in announcing a new policy in March prohibiting large electronics from being carried on… Read more »

U.S., EU Officials Discuss Laptop Ban

Homeland Security (DHS) officials met with their European Union counterparts in Brussels earlier this week to discuss security concerns and a controversial U.S. proposal to ban laptops and other electronics from U.S.-bound flights. DHS and the European Commission issued a joint statement afterwards indicating that they have “reaffirmed their commitment to working closely together” and… Read more »

EU Won’t Suspend Visa Waivers for Americans

The European Commission decided last week not to suspend visa-free travel for citizens of the U.S. and Canada given recent discussions to resolve visa reciprocity issues. EU lawmakers had been pressuring the European Commission to suspend visa waiver privileges for Americans and Canadians traveling to Europe until both countries allow visa reciprocity for all EU… Read more »