Flight restrictions on electronic devices lifted for UK

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Restrictions on carrying large phones, laptops and tablets in the cabin have been lifted on UK-bound flights from a select number of airports.

Passengers on flights heading to the UK from Antalya, Bodrum, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen and Izmir in Turkey; Cairo, Hurghada, Luxor and Marsa Alam in Egypt; and Tunis-Carthage International in Tunisia will all be permitted to carry the devices in their hand luggage.

Restrictions have also been lifted on a number of individual airlines operating from other airports. The vast majority of carriers operating from airports in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Lebanon are no longer subject to these restrictions. Some airlines have decided to maintain the ban for operational reasons.

The electronics ban came into force in March for UK-bound flight from Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia as a precaution against a potential terror threat. The ruling put pressure on security in airport terminal, who had to enforce the new regulations on the ground.

The restrictions are no longer applied at any airports in Egypt and Tunisia, but are valid from airports Istanbul Atatürk and Dalaman in Turkey; Jeddah and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia; Amman in Jordan; and Beirut in Lebanon.

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