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What are the additional airline security measures on some routes?

We have been informed that the UK government has introduced an additional security measure for selected inbound flights to the United Kingdom.

Under the new arrangements, phones, laptops and tablets larger than the below dimensions 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 United Kingdom from the following locations:

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

 

Any such  devices will need to be placed into hold luggage and checked in before going through central security. Normal cabin baggage restrictions will continue to apply.

The following devices will not be allowed on board of the aircraft in either cabin or hold baggage:

  • Spare or separate device batteries and portable power sources

Passengers are therefore advised to check online with the airline for further details or can find the information here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/additional-airline-security-measures-on-some-routes-travelling-to-the-uk