Security ban on laptops eased on flights
The UK has eased a ban on carrying large electronic devices in aircraft cabins on flights from one of six countries subject to the restrictions.
Since March, passengers have been stopped from taking laptops and tablets in hand baggage on inbound flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.
But the Department for Transport has lifted the ban for all flights from Turkey’s Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen and some flights from Istanbul Ataturk and Izmir.
The original restrictions remain in place elsewhere but these will be lifted once the government has verified that additional security checks are in place.
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said: “The UK will not hesitate to put in place effective and robust security measures wherever we believe these are needed to protect passengers, and we keep them under constant review.”