Yesterday the British Government announced the UK was going to join the US in banning airline passengers from carrying laptops and other large electronic devices onboard flights from the Middle East and North Africa.
Today the Department for Transport announced the ban must come into place by this Saturday – just three days time.
Airline passengers travelling to the UK on direct flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia are to be banned from carrying laptops and other large electronic devices onboard.
British airlines affected are British Airways, Easyjet, Jet2, Monarch, Thomas Cook and Thomson.
Theresa May’s spokesman said passengers will have to check electronic items into hold luggage.
The Prime Minister's spokesman said passengers will not be allowed in plane cabins with phones, laptops or tablets larger than 16cm in length, 9.3cm width and 1.5cm depth.
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