Laptops banned from hand luggage

Posted on: 22/03/2017

In a ban very similar to the US one starting on Friday 24 March 2017, the UK has banned electronic devices from hand luggage from 6 countries.  Due to start Saturday 25 March 2017 Easyjet has already implemented the ban and must be enforced by another 13 airlines.

The ban applies to laptops, iPads, Kindles and consoles on flights to the UK from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey.  The policy is said to have already caused chaos with airlines left in the dark about when it would begin and passengers told their gadgets won't be insured while in the hold.


Daily Telegraph report

Laptop ban on UK Flights: Everything yoiu need to know about the clampdow on electronic devices on planes (Evening Standard)

BBC News

Everything we know about the electronics ban for airline passengers travelling to the US (The National - UAE)


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