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Personal Electronic Devices Ban Lifted for Some Airlines under New DHS Security Requirements

DHS Secretary John Kelly has released new enhanced security requirements for screening of personal electronic devices and passengers and for explosives for approximately 2,000 daily flights to the U.S. from 280 airports in 105 countries.  Airlines that meet the new requirements will not become subject to an expansion of the PED ban established in March.

Some airlines previously subject to the ban on personal electronic devices in airline cabins on direct flights to the U.S. have met those requirements and therefore are no longer on the restricted list. They include:

  • Etihad (Abu Dhabi)

  • Emirates (Dubai)

  • Royal Jordanian (Queen Alia)

  • Kuwait Airlines (Kuwait)

  • Qatar Airways (Hamad International)

  • Turkish Airlines (Ataturk International)

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Forrest G. Read IV, Immigration, Employment, Attorney, Jackson Lewis, Law Firm

Forrest Read is a Principal in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has extensive experience in both business immigration law and employment law and has special expertise in legal issues in graduate medical education (GME).

Mr. Read's immigration practice focuses on assisting employers in obtaining employment-based nonimmigrant visas (e.g., H-1B, L, O, TN) for foreign national employees and work-related immigrant (green card) visas, including PERM Labor Certifications, and advising employers on compliance with U.S. immigration laws and...