UK to follow America and ban electronics in cabin luggage – reports

UK to follow America and ban electronics in cabin luggage – reports

The UK plans to follow America’s lead by implementing a ban on most electronic devices on flights entering the country, according to reports.

Sky News says passengers travelling to the UK from certain countries will be banned from carrying electronics such as laptops and tablets in cabin luggage.

It follows the announcement by the United States of America that will restrict electronic items on flights from eight mainly Muslim countries to the States, but reports suggest it might not exactly mirror the US version.

The US Department of Homeland Security placed the open-ended restriction on nine airlines operating from ten airports and said extremists were seeking “innovative methods” to bring down aircraft.

Mobile phones are exempt from the new rules but authorities fear bombs could be hidden in laptops, tablets, cameras, DVD players and electronic games.

President Donald Trump is in the midst of legal wranglings with US judges on a travel ban prohibiting people from travelling to the US from six mainly Muslin nations.


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