New Flight Security Measures
The UK Government has announced additional precautionary security measures for passengers on flights originating in a number of countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
The new measures mean that laptops, tablets and e-readers will not be allowed in hand luggage and must be placed in the hold. Please note that spare batteries and portable power sources can no longer be carried in either hand baggage or hold baggage. This includes duty-free purchases of these devices in the airport. There will be no restrictions on regular-sized mobile phones, including the iPhone 7 Plus or Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. The countries affected include Turkey and Egypt, so customers flying to the UK from these destinations will be impacted by the new measures. Please make the necessary arrangements to pack laptops, tablets and e-readers securely into hold luggage to be checked-in before going through security.
Further information will be available from the UK Government online shortly.