A ban on carrying large electronic devices in the aircraft cabin of flights to the UK has been lifted.

Restrictions on carrying large phones, laptops, tablets and accessories into the cabin of UK-bound flights from Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Tunisia were imposed almost two years ago.

The additional security measures were part of a plan to maintain the safety of British travellers following terrorist attacks.

When introduced, the Department for Transport admitted that the additional security measures “may cause some disruption for passengers and flights and we understand the frustration that will cause”.

The DfT said: “However, after working with the aviation industry and international partners to introduce tough additional security measures, the UK government has lifted these restrictions on UK-bound flights.

“Passengers on flights where restrictions have been lifted will now be able to take large phones, laptops, tablets and accessories into the cabin with them.”

The ban now longer applies to flights from 15 airports, including Antalya, Dalaman, Istanbul and Izmir in Turkey; Cairo, Hurghada, Luxor and Marsa Alam in Egypt and Tunis.