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New hand luggage restrictions on some UK-bound flights

On Tuesday 21 March the government announced new security measures on all UK-bound flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.

These new measures mean that passengers flying to the UK from these countries will not be permitted to take phones, laptops and tablets in hand luggage that are larger than:

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

Any items larger than the above must be placed in the hold.

Also subject to the ban are keyboards, power cable transformers, spare or separate device batteries, portable power sources and external hard drives.

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

Alternatively, check with your airline.