This week the US and UK have introduced a ban on electronic devices in the cabins of aircraft arriving from certain countries.

The US ban applies to these ten airports –

  • Queen Alia International, Amman, Jordan
  • Cairo International Airport, Egypt
  • Ataturk Airport, Istanbul, Turkey
  • King Abdulaziz International, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • King Khalid International, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Kuwait International Airport
  • Mohammed V International, Casablanca, Morocco
  • Hamad International, Doha, Qatar
  • Dubai International, United Arab Emirates
  • Abu Dhabi International, United Arab Emirates

And the devices banned include, but are not limited to, the following –

  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • E-readers
  • Cameras
  • Portable DVD players
  • Electronic game units larger than a smartphone
  • Travel printers/scanners

The UK ban covers devices larger than 16cm (6.3ins) long, 9.3cm (3.6ins) wide or 1.5cm (0.6ins) deep. Devices larger than these measurements will need to be placed in the hold on direct flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.

The ban is reported to be a response to an evolving terror threat.  We have put together a selection of media coverage. Please scroll down and click through to read the following sections –

  • US ban
  • UK ban
  • Advice and information
  • Reactions
  • Other countries



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