Additional airline security measures added on some routes travelling to the UK

Additional airline security measures added on some routes travelling to the UK
22nd March 2017 Danielle Martinez

Additional airline security measures added on some routes travelling to the UK

Additional airline security measures on some routes travelling to the UK

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.

Today the government announced there will be 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 and we have been in close contact with them to fully understand their position.

In conjunction with their 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 their primary concern.

Under the new arrangements, phones, laptops and tablets larger than the below will not be allowed in the cabin on selected flights to the UK from the countries affected. :

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

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 therefore advised to check online with their airline for further details.

Additional airline security measures added on some routes travelling to the UK

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