UK follows US ban of electronic devices in cabins on some flights
The U.K. is joining the U.S. in its ban restricting passengers from bringing some electronic devices onto flights from the Middle East.
Phones, laptops, and tablets that are larger than 16 cm (6.3 inches) in length and wider than 9.3 cm will no longer be allowed in the cabin on select flights coming from several Middle Eastern countries, the U.K.’s department of transportation said on Tuesday.
The U.K. said it was in “close contact” with the U.S. since the country announced its own ban on Monday. However, the U.K. made no mention of any specific risk, only that it faces “evolving” terrorism threats.