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Fact Sheet: Aviation Enhanced Security Measures for All Commercial Flights to the United States

The United States and the global aviation community face an adaptive and agile enemy. Terrorist groups continue to target passenger aircraft, and we have seen a “spider web” of threats to commercial aviation as terrorist pursue new attack methods.  Based on these concerns, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is working to raise the baseline of global aviation security to keep the traveling public safe, in coordination with our international partners.

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Laptop ban lifted on flights from Dubai, Istanbul

The U.S. has lifted the ban on carry-on electronic devices for flights departing from Istanbul and Dubai, Emirates and Turkish Airlines said. The cessation is effective immediately.

“#WelcomeOnBoard to our U.S. bound flight,” Turkish Airlines announced in a tweet. “Please fasten your seatbelts and enjoy your own electronic devices.”

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DHS tightens airline security for electronics on international flights

WASHINGTON — In a massive escalation of airline security worldwide, hundreds of thousands of travelers flying to the U.S. from overseas will face additional scrutiny for laptops and other electronics larger than cellphones, the Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday.

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DHS Restricts Entry Points for Travelers From Ebola-Stricken Areas

The Department of Homeland Security now requires travelers arriving from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia to enter the U.S. at one of five designated airports, where they will be screened for signs of the Ebola virus. The five designated airports are Chicago O’hare International Airport, New York John F. Kennedy International Airport, New Jersey Newark Liberty International Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

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