30 August, 2018

Changes to UK aviation security - some restrictions lifted by UK's Department for Transport

The UK's Department of Transport has lifted restrictions on large phones, laptops and tablets which are now allowed in the cabin on the majority of flights to the UK.

Restrictions on carrying large phones, laptops, tablets and accessories into the cabin of UK-bound flights from Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia were introduced in March. However, after working with the aviation industry and international partners to introduce tough additional security measures, the UK government has begun lifting these restrictions on some UK-bound flights.

The vast majority of carriers operating out of these airports are no longer subject to these restrictions. Some airlines have decided to maintain the ban for operational reasons. This does not reflect the security standards at these airports, but is an operational decision by individual carriers.

Passengers travelling from these airports should contact their airlines for advice about whether their flights are affected:
- Turkey:

- Istanbul Atatรผrk

- Dalaman

- Saudi Arabia:

- Jeddah

- Riyadh

- Jordan:

- Amman

- Lebanon:

- Beirut