Moroccan carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has told passengers they can once again bring personal electronic devices (PEDs) larger than mobile phones into the cabin on US-bound flights.

In a statement issued July 12, RAM said the ban—imposed by US authorities on flights from Morocco to the US on March 25—was to be lifted effected July 13.

“Our top priority is on the safety of our passengers, as well as their comfort, on board our aircraft. We hope that this news is welcomed by our passengers flying to the US,” RAM president Abdelhamid Addou said.

During the period of the ban, RAM passengers had to check all electronic devices into the hold, apart from mobile phones and medical devices.

In March, the US imposed the PED ban on direct flights originating at 10 airports in eight countries: Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Turkey, citing unspecified terrorism concerns.

Each of these has been working to meet new US security requirements so the bans could be lifted.

The UK, the only other country to impose a similar electronics ban from certain countries to the UK, has yet to lift the restrictions or indicate that it will change course.

Victoria Moores