Royal Jordanian Airlines Says It's Banning Electronics From U.S.-Bound Flights

Updated: Mar 20, 2017 5:48 PM ET

Royal Jordanian Airlines announced it would “strictly prohibit” electronic devices on its U.S.-bound flights following a directive from the United States.

The Jordan-based airline said all electronic devices — aside from cell phones and medical devices — would be “strictly prohibited” for passengers on flights arrive to and departing from the United States, effective Tuesday.

Reuters reported on Monday evening that the U.S. planned to stop passengers from roughly a dozen countries from carrying such devices on U.S.-bound flights.

The airline tweeted and posted the announcement on Facebook. Both posts were later deleted.

“Following instructions from the concerned US departments, we kindly inform our dearest passengers departing to and arrive from the United States that carrying any electronic or electrical device on board the flight cabins is strictly prohibited,” the statement read.

The devices falling under the restriction include laptops, tablets, cameras, DVD players and electronic games. Those items “can be carried in the checked baggage only,” the airline said.

The now-deleted statement said the ban “will be applied on the New York, Chicago, Detroit and Montreal flights.”

Royal Jordanian declined to comment beyond saying that more updates would come soon.

"We have no comment on potential security precautions, but will provide an update when appropriate," said David Lapan, a spokesman for the department of Homeland Security, told MONEY after the statement was deleted.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Security Administration told TIME to speak with the Department of Homeland Security for comment.

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