Britain has followed in US footsteps by imposing a cabin baggage ban on larger electronic devices from several Middle Eastern and North African countries.
Direct inbound flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia are affected by the new restrictions, amid fears of attacks.
Passengers won’t be allowed to bring phones, laptops or tablets over 16 cm in length, 9.3 cm in width and with a depth of over 1.5 cm into the cabin. These items will have to be in checked-in hold luggage.
Earlier on Tuesday, the United States imposed similar restrictions on planes coming from 10 airports in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified security threats.