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EgyptAir to implement U.S. ban on large electronics - statement

CAIRO (Reuters) - EgyptAir has received instructions from U.S. transport authorities imposing restrictions on electronic devices carried by incoming travellers and will bring them into effect on March 24, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

“Based on the instructions coming from transport authorities in the United States regarding placing electronic devices in the hold beneath the plane and not the cabin, EgyptAir will implement this decision on all travellers heading to the U.S. as of Friday, March 24,” the spokesman said in a statement.

The devices include laptops, tablets, cameras, E-readers, portable DVD players, electronic games units, travel printers, and scanners, he said.

Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Dominic Evans