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Electronic Device Ban

The UK will follow the US and ban items such as laptops, tablets and other portable devices from some UK-bound flights.

The UK has announced a ban on certain electronic devices being carried on aircraft flying into the UK from six countries.
Passengers won"t be allowed to carry on laptops, tablets, and other portable devices, but mobile phones will be allowed.

The UK ban will apply to inbound direct flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia, a Government spokesperson said.

Passengers travelling from the above countries will not be allowed to bring electronic devices that are more than 16cm long, 9.3cm wide and 1.5cm in depth into the cabin. Any larger items will have to be checked in.

The move follows the United States which has imposed the restrictions on flights originating in Cairo, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait, Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Doha and Istanbul.
The US has given airlines 96 hours, beginning at 07:00 GMT on Tuesday, to implement the ban, which officials said had no end date.