Here’s how US ban on carrying gadgets will affect Indians

Every year, thousands of Indians travel from India to US, and almost half of them transit through airports in the Middle East, like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha etc.

From Saturday, however, there would be a big adjustment in their travel plans as they will need to check in all electronic devices larger than a smartphone, viz. laptops, tablets, e-readers, cameras, electronic games, DVD players, etc, for reasons unknown.

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US government has imposed a ban on all big gadgets being flown into the country from the airports in Amman ( Jordan), Cairo (Egypt), Istanbul (Turkey), Jeddah and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait, Doha (Qatar), Dubai and Abu Dhabi. This would mean that not only the travellers won’t have their personal devices for work or entertainment at airport lounges and on board, they will also be worrying about the possibility of their gadgets being lost, misplaced or stolen.

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While the decision would definitely effect passengers from these countries, the ones from India would also suffer serious inconvenience.


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