After US, UK Bans Cabin Laptops and Tablets on Flights from Certain Countries

  • After US, UK Bans Cabin Laptops and Tablets on Inbound Flights from Six Countries

    March 22, 2017: As per reports, after the US, UK is also banning laptops and tablets in cabin bags on inbound flights from six nations. All such devices will have to be placed in hold luggage.

    The UK ban is on any electronic device that is larger than a smartphone, and is applied to all direct passenger flights from Lebanon, Turkey, Tunisia, Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

    The six affected UK airlines include British Airways, Jet2, EasyJet, Thomas Cook, Monarch and Thomson.

    Sources mentioned that UK had been in touch with the US to understand their strategy.

    The US list of airports included in the ban are Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Cairo; Istanbul; Doha, Qatar; Amman, Jordan; Kuwait City; Casablanca, Morocco; and Jeddah and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


    US to Ban Electronic Devices on Flights from Eight Countries

    March 21, 2017: As per reports, the US is going to ban electronic devices from cabin baggage on flights from eight Middle Eastern as well as North African nations. The electronic devices include tablets, laptops, kindles, DVD players, cameras and electronic games.

    However, mobile phones and smartphones will be allowed in carry-on luggage.

    The intelligence gathered overseas reportedly sparked the order.

    Reports also say that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not comment on the issue but may make an announcement on Tuesday.