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UK government announces restrictions on carriage of electronic items in the cabin

Posted 23 March 2017 · Add Comment

The UK government has announced changes to aviation security measures on selected inbound flights to the UK that restrict the size of electronic items that may be carried by passengers in the cabin.

The UK government said flights from the following countries are affected by the restrictions: Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Tunisia. 

IATA calculations show that this ban will impact about 393 scheduled passenger flights per week, equivalent to about 2.7 % of the total international scheduled passenger flights to the UK.

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