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British government announces new cabin baggage ban from selected countries in Europe and the Middle East

21 March 2017 17:20

The British government has announced new security measures restricting any cabin baggage being carried on direct flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.


The ban applies to any device larger than 16cm long, 9.3cm wide or 1.5cm deep. It includes smart phones, but most fall inside these limits.

Any affected device will need to be placed into hold luggage and checked in before passengers go through airport security.

We advise passengers to check with your airline directly for the most up to date information regarding these restrictions.

Further assistance

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Outside of office hours, in the event of an emergency please contact +44 (0)20 7843 9602 where you will be put in touch with a Key Travel consultant.

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