In an email, sent to their clients, Etihad informs:
Following a directive from US authorities, we have been advised that guests travelling to the United States from Abu Dhabi International Airport are not permitted to carry electronic devices larger than a cell phone or smart phone on board.
Mobile phones and medical devices are permitted but larger items including laptops, tablets, cameras and e-readers will need to be placed into baggage that is checked in. This must be done at the start of your journey. The ban does not affect flights leaving from the US towards Abu Dhabi and beyond.
These new rules come into effect for flights to the US via Abu Dhabi, starting 25 March.
Any guests travelling to the UK via Abu Dhabi are not affected by the directive from the UK authorities.