We have today been notified of new aviation security measures that will be introduced on all inbound direct flights to the UK from the following countries:

  • Egypt,
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Tunisia,
  • Turkey

Advice for Customers

People travelling to/from the affected countries who are travelling with phones, laptops and tablets larger than length: 16.0cm / width: 9.3cm / depth: 1.5cm are advised to:

  • Comply with the new security¬†arrangements
  • Contact their travel insurance company ahead of travel as these devices are typically not covered by travel insurance policies either for loss, damage or theft when in the hold.
  • Consider leaving their larger electronic devices at home but we appreciated that may be difficult
  • Customers travelling with these items who are travelling with hand baggage only are advised to liaise with their airline to make arrangements for checked baggage.

For further information please click here to visit the department of Transports help page relating to this issue.

This advice was last updated at 12:48 on the 22nd March 2017


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