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Special Statement on Electronic Device Restrictions

To all MSU travelers,

On March 21, 2017, the US Department of Homeland Security announced new restrictions for electronic devices on U.S. bound flights from 10 airports in 8 different countries. Devices no larger than a cell phone are allowed to be carried on, however, all other devices (iPads, Kindles, laptops, cameras etc.) must be checked in with luggage. Flights from airports in the following countries will be impacted by the new ban: Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Qatar, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia.

This new ban may impact MSU travelers please follow the advice of the airlines and local authorities. We will keep you updated as any information changes. As a reminder, allow yourself extra time for security screening. Also, keep in mind the potential risks and damages associated with putting your electronic devices in your checked-in luggage, as you may want to pack cautiously.

For more information on the new restrictions, click here.

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The safety and security of all MSU travelers is our top priority, and MSU is prepared to respond to incidents abroad. If you experience an emergency while traveling internationally, please contact OIHS through MSU’s 24/7 International Emergency Assistance Line at +1-517-353-3784.

Safe travels,

Christopher C. Daniel, MA, CEM

Director, International Health and Safety