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Aviation security notice

Laptops and Tablets on UK bound flights from Egypt and Jordan

Dated: 22 March 2017

Phones, laptops and tablets larger than 16.0cm x 9.3cm x 1.5cm not allowed in the cabin on flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Tunisia.

The U.K. government has announced changes to aviation security measures for selected inbound flights to the United Kingdom. The United States government made a similar announcement regarding flights to the United States.

Under the new arrangements, phones, laptops and tablets larger than:

  • length: 16.0cm
  • width: 9.3cm
  • depth: 1.5cm

will not be allowed in the cabin on selected flights to the UK from the countries affected effective 24 March 2017. Most smart phones fall within these limits and will continue to be allowed on board. However, devices larger than these dimensions may not be carried in the cabin. This is in addition to other existing security arrangements. This will apply to inbound flights to the UK from the following locations:

  • Turkey
  • Lebanon
  • Egypt
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Jordan
  • Tunisia

Passengers are advised to check with airline offices for clarification.

 These new measures apply to flights into the UK. Further information can be found on the Department for Transport website and the travelling public may also consult the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s travel advice pages.

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