UPDATE JULY 10 – Kuwait Airways and Royal Jordanian are the latest Middle Eastern carriers to let passengers take laptops in the cabin on US-bound flights. Royal Jordanian, which flies to three American cities, lifted the ban after new security measures were implemented for flights to the United States, airline president Stefan Pichler said. State-owned Kuwait Airways, which flies to New York, said the ban was lifted after US officials inspected security measures on its flights. Update July 6 Qatar Airways joins two other major Gulf airlines in getting off the laptop ban on flights to the United States. Qatar Airways said that with “immediate effect, all personal electronic devices can be carried on board all departures from Hamad International Airport to destinations in the United States.” Hamad Airport in Doha is the hub of Qatar Airways, which still faces logistical challenges amid the country’s diplomatic dispute with several Arab nations. Update July 5 The United States has cleared travelers with Emirates Airline and Turkish Airlines to use laptops and other large electronic devices on inbound flights. The controversial restrictions, imposed in March, on flights from Dubai and Istanbul have been lifted. This further scales down the unprecedented ban put in place over concerns about terrorists attempting to smuggle concealed explosives into the planes. Emirates Airline and Turkish Airlines travelers can use laptops again After auditing security measures and procedures, the ban was scrapped ‘effective immediately’ on Dubai International; the world’s busiest airport for international travel, an Emirates spokeswoman said in a statement. Passengers can now bring on board personal electronic gadgets. Emirates is the Middle East’s largest carrier and has twelve U.S. travel destinations. The airline had blamed travel restrictions imposed by the U.S. administration for a drastic decrease in demand for flights to the United States. From April onwards, the Dubai-based airline cut flights. Effective immediately laptops & electronic devices can be taken onboard all Emirates flights from Dubai to the US https://t.co/ii805S5mkN pic.twitter.com/iU7WCFKSq1 — Emirates Airline (@emirates) July 5, 2017 Turkish Airlines also announced in a statement that passengers traveling to the United States could now use their laptops onboard. U.S. officials did not immediately comment on the termination of the ban in Dubai and Istanbul. Chief Executive of Turkish Airlines Bilal Eksi tweeted that the airline expected that the United Kingdom soon would also lift a similar imposed ban. U.S. and British officials carried out inspections of security measures at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport on Tuesday. However, The U.K. ban does not apply to flights from Dubai and Abu Dhabi.