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UK Flight Ban on Electronic Devices Announced

The British government has announced a cabin baggage ban on laptops on direct passenger flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.

The ban, which also applies to tablets and DVD players, follows a similar US move affecting eight countries.

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.

The US ban covers 10 airports in eight countries:

• Mohammed V International, Casablanca, Morocco
• Ataturk Airport, Istanbul, Turkey
• Cairo International Airport, Egypt
• Queen Alia International, Amman, Jordan
• King Abdulaziz International, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
• King Khalid International, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
• Kuwait International Airport
• Hamad International, Doha, Qatar
• Abu Dhabi International, United Arab Emirates
• Dubai International, United Arab Emirates

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