Skip Nav
Hillary Clinton Tweets About Her Emails June 2018
James Comey
Hillary Clinton Just Served a Diss So Sizzling Hot, Our Eyes Are Watering
Chrissy Teigen Donates to the ACLU on Trump's Birthday
ACLU
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's Birthday "Gift" to Donald Trump Is Nothing Short of Amazing
LGBTQ Pride Essays POPSUGAR Australia
Pride Month
30 People Reflect on What Pride Means to Them

Extra Screenings Ordered on Flights to the US

The US Orders Extra Screenings on Flights From 5 Middle Eastern Countries

Last year, flights from the Middle East headed to the US were subject to extra security measures. More in-depth screenings and even a laptop ban (which has since been reversed) meant longer lines at airports, and though it seemed that advanced security was coming to a halt, an emergency order from the US issued on Jan. 22 points in a different direction.

According to the emergency order, additional cargo screenings will be required on flights from the UAE, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Qatar to the US. Issued by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the order is a response to "persistent threats to aviation."

In an official statement, TSA said that the five countries "demonstrated intent by terrorists groups to attack aviation from them." TSA even cited a number of airlines: EgyptAir, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, Qatar Airways, Emirates and Etihad.

"TSA looks at threats emanating from each country uniquely, and cannot provide specific information about those threats, but after analysing evaluated intelligence, we determined that we needed to expand the (air cargo advance screening) program within each of them at this time," the emergency order stated.

More from POPSUGAR
From Our Partners
Road Trip Essentials For Moms
Apple Fries at Legoland
How Families Can Save Money at Disney Restaurants
Guatemala Fuego Volcano Eruption Photos 2018
Ireland Repeals Abortion Ban 2018
What Should I Do Before a Long Flight?
The Worst Food to Eat on a Plane
World Health Organisation Calls For Trans Fat Ban
Barack Obama Statement on Trump Iran Deal Decision May 2018
2018 Federal Budget Details
Parkland Survivors Mei-Ling Ho-Shing, Tyah-Amoy Interview
Hawaii Kilauea Volcano Eruption Photos 2018
Latest News
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds