2 More Airlines Become Exempt From The Laptop Ban

Emirates and Turkish Airlines have received approval from Homeland Security to let their passengers carry larger electronics onto U.S.-bound flights.

2 More Airlines Become Exempt From The Laptop Ban
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Emirates and Turkish Airlines said in separate statements the laptop ban no longer applies to them. 

In March, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security banned travelers from several airports in the Middle East and Africa from carrying on electronics larger than a cellphone. 

Officials worried that terrorists could hide explosives in the batteries of larger electronics. 

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Emirates and Turkish Airlines join Etihad Airways, which became exempt from the ban earlier this week. The DHS agreed Etihad and Abu Dhabi International Airport had put tougher security measures in place. 

According to CNN, the laptop ban still affects seven airports and six airlines.