The UK has announced that it will be banning the use of laptops and some tablets on some flights into the UK, this was also done recently by the US.
Phones, laptops, or tablets over 16cm long, 9.3cm wide and 1.5cm depth now have to be checked into baggage and cannot be carried on some flights into the UK.
Today the government announced there will be changes to aviation security measures for selected inbound flights to the United Kingdom. The House will be aware that the United States government made a similar announcement earlier today regarding flights to the United States and we have been in close contact with them to fully understand their position.
In conjunction with our international partners and the aviation industry, the UK government keeps aviation security under constant review. The UK has some of the most robust aviation security measures in the world and at all times the safety and security of the public is our primary concern. We will not hesitate to put in place measures we believe are necessary, effective and proportionate.
This will apply to flights into the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Tunisia, it does not apply to flights out of the UK to these countries.
Source UK Government
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