UK and US ban large portable electronic devices from carry-on luggage on flights from the Middle East and Africa.
Important information for business travellers flying to the UK and US from Middle Eastern and African hubs. (Including flights that connect via these destinations)
The UK and US have banned large portable electronic devices from carry-on luggage on flights from Middle Eastern and African countries. The restrictions will cover all electronic devices larger than 6.3inches (16cm) long, 3.6 inches (9.3cm) wide and 0.6 inches (1.5cms) deep. The ban will effect certain phone types, tablets, laptops, handheld games consoles, e-readers such as Kindles and portable DVD players. The size restriction on mobile phones will include some very large phones such as the iPhone 7 plus.
The ban on flights into the UK is for flights departing or transiting via any of the countries below with immediate effect (these are currently different to the US and do not include UAE, Qatar, Kuwait or Morocco)
Originating Countries Impacted:
The Ban on flights into the USA is for flights departing or transiting via any of the airports below:
Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) – Jordan
Cairo International Airport (CAI) – Egypt
Ataturk International Airport (IST) – Turkey
King Abdul-Aziz International Airport (JED) – Saudi Arabia
King Khalid International Airport (RUH) – Saudi Arabia
Kuwait International Airport (KWI) – Kuwait
Mohammed V Airport (CMN) – Morocco
Hamad International Airport (DOH) – Qatar
Dubai International Airport (DXB) – UAE
Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) – UAE
CTM would like to advise business travellers flying to the UK or US via Middle Eastern and African hubs, to check baggage regulations with their airlines before travel, as cargo hold luggage may be inaccessible until they reach their final destination.
If you have any questions please contact your CTM Travel Team.