Se­cu­rity ban on lap­tops eased on flights

The Press and Journal (Inverness) - - NEWS -

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.”

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