New Security Measures - Electronic Devices
04 April 2017 - 20:33
The UK Government has announced additional precautionary security measures for passengers on flights originating in a number of countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
The new measures mean that laptops, tablets and e-readers will not be allowed in hand luggage and must be placed in the hold. This includes duty-free purchases of these devices in the airport.
There will be no restrictions on regular-sized mobile phones, including the iPhone 7 Plus or Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
The countries affected include Turkey and Egypt, so all Thomas Cook customers flying to the UK from these destinations will be impacted by the new measures.
The new measures mean that laptops, tablets, e-readers, - 16.0cm in length, 9.3cm wide and 1.5cm deep - will not be allowed in hand luggage and must be placed in the hold. This includes duty-free purchases of these devices in the airport. The measures also apply to keyboards, power cable transformers, spare or separate device batteries, portable power sources, or external hard drives that are above these size restrictions. Please be aware that spare or separate device batteries for use with a phone, laptop or battery are also listed as dangerous goods and cannot be placed in the hold.
Further information will be available from the UK Government online shortly. The Foreign Office has not changed its overall level of advice for travel to Turkey or Egypt.
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