Written on 21st March 2017

Electronic devices ban for flights from the Middle East and North Africa

Published on: 21 Mar 2017 @ 19:26 - Electronic devices ban to the UK

Phones, laptops and tablets larger than 16.0cm x 9.3cm x 1.5cm will not be allowed in the cabin on flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Tunisia.

Most smart phones fall within these limits and will continue to be allowed on board, however devices larger than these dimensions may not be carried in the cabin. This is in addition to other existing security arrangements.

Passengers are advised to check online with their airline for further details.

More information can be found on the Department for Transport website and on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s travel advice pages on GOV.UK.

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Published on: 21 Mar 2017 @ 17:30 - Electronic devices ban to the USA

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) been made aware that the US government has announced additional security measures for flights departing to the US from Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates will be implemented from March 25th, 2017 until October 14th, 2017.

The affected overseas airports are:

  • Queen Alia International Airport (AMM)
  • Cairo International Airport (CAI)
  • Ataturk International Airport (IST)
  • King Abdul-Aziz International Airport (JED)
  • King Khalid International Airport (RUH)
  • Kuwait International Airport (KWI)
  • Mohammed V Airport (CMN)
  • Hamad International Airport (DOH)
  • Dubai International Airport (DXB)
  • Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)

There is no impact on domestic flights in the United States or flights departing the United States. Electronic devices will continue to be allowed on all flights originating in the United States.

Further details can be found on the US Department for Homeland Security website.

The Appointment Group