As I wrote a couple of days ago that USA is planning to remove the #electronicbans officially.
Well, the good news is that the process has already started with Abu Dhabi being cleared off the Electronic ban. Abu Dhabi has pre-clearance facility that has one of the best security in the world.
The electronics ban was introduced over the concern of insufficient screening, and that hasn’t been an issue in Abu Dhabi. Then again, it always seemed to me like there may have been motives to this ban beyond just a logical analysis of security procedures.
Etihad has just sent out the following email to passengers:
If you are planning to travel to the US in the near future, we wanted to let you know that you can now take all your electronic devices on board our US flights from Abu Dhabi.
The US Immigration facility at Abu Dhabi Airport not only enables you to clear US immigration before you fly to the US, but with the additional security checks in place, you can now take all your electronic devices safely on board with you.
This is awesome news! Here’s to hoping that other airports comply with the new security measures soon as well, so that the electronics ban can be lifted across the board