DFT - UK Department for Transport

01/09/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/09/2019 06:34

Changes to UK aviation security

Restrictions on carrying large phones, laptops and tablets in the cabin have been lifted on all bound flights from the following airports:

  • Amman (Jordan)
  • Antalya (Turkey)
  • Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Bodrum (Turkey)
  • Cairo (Egypt)
  • Dalaman (Turkey)
  • Hurghada (Egypt)
  • Istanbul Atatürk (Turkey)
  • Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen (Turkey)
  • Izmir (Turkey)
  • Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
  • Luxor (Egypt)
  • Marsa Alam (Egypt)
  • Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
  • Tunis-Carthage International (Tunisia)

Passengers on flights where restrictions have been lifted will now be able to take large phones, laptops, tablets and accessories into the cabin with them. Normal cabin baggage restrictions will continue to apply.

This information is correct as of 9 January 2019.

The government has lifted a ban on carrying large electronic devices in the aircraft cabin of flights to the .

Restrictions on carrying large phones, laptops, tablets and accessories into the cabin of -bound flights from Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Tunisia were introduced in March.

However, after working with the aviation industry and international partners to introduce tough additional security measures, the government has lifted these restrictions on -bound flights.