"We have no comment on potential security precautions, but will provide an update when appropriate", DHS spokesperson David Lappan told JewishPress.com in an emailed response, declining to reveal the list of countries affected or the reason for the ban.
"Carrying any electronic or electrical device on board the flight cabins is strictly prohibited", the statement said, meaning that bringing out your iPad to watch a movie is apparently now a no-no on the carrier.
The Guardian reported that the the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, which oversees security at airports, distributed a confidential circular Monday to airlines from 13 nations, requiring passengers to check laptops, iPads, Kindles and cameras larger than cell phones.
Royal Jordanian airlines told passengers today on Twitter that it will begin prohibiting electronic devices in the passenger cabin, with the exception of medical devices and mobile phones, on all flights to and from the United States. Then, sometime this afternoon, Royal Jordanian deleted that tweet, further adding to the confusion.
Passengers flying from Detroit to Montreal Monday weren't allowed to carry certain electronic devices onto the plane because of "instructions" from the American government.
All other devices, such as laptops, DVD players and game consoles have to be stored along with checked baggage.
A representative from Royal Jordanian could not be reached.
Just another careful, well-executed policy implementation involving airports and the Middle East from the Trump administration.
An agent in the NY office had no knowledge of new carry-on restrictions affecting electronics, when reached by FlightGlobal.
The TSA not immediately respond to a request for comment, or questions regarding the directive. This ban, like the earlier one, has been halted by a court.