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New Security Measures - Electronic Devices

 09 Aug 2017 - 12:32

Earlier this year the UK Government announced additional precautionary security measures for passengers on flights originating in a number of countries in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, including Turkey and Egypt. The new measures meant that laptops, tablets and e-readers would not be allowed in hand luggage and must be placed in the hold.

Following a review by the UK Government and the introduction of new security measures, customers flying from Turkey on Thomas Cook Airlines will now be able to carry laptops, tablets, e-readers, batteries and power packs in hand luggage.  The new security measures include additional screening at the gate, so please arrive promptly when your flight is called to allow sufficient time to board.

The restrictions remain in place for Thomas Cook flights from Egypt until further notice, meaning that customers flying from Hurghada and Marsa Alam airports into the UK are still unable to carry laptops, tablets or e-readers in hand luggage. This includes duty-free purchases of these devices in the airport. For further information, including other accessories that this applies to, please see our FAQs page here.

If you would like to speak to us about a forthcoming holiday or flight, please call us on 01733 224 536.

Carrying Electronic Devices - Customer FAQs