The USA has announced a ban on electronics in carry-on luggage from flights to the USA originating from 8 countries. This will impact travellers across the globe, including my home in India. The UK decided to follow on this ban as well, and currently the following details are available about this ban.
As per the BBC, the ban is only on Laptops in cabin baggage, and not other electronic devices, and it affects flights originating from the following 6 countries:
- Saudi Arabia
Update: The ban is on all electronic devices more than 16cm in length, 9.3cm in width, or 1.5cm depth.
The ban impacts all carriers operating on these markets. As per the BBC again, the following airlines will be impacted:
- British Airways
- Thomas Cook
- Turkish Airlines
- Pegasus Airways
- Atlas-Global Airlines
- Middle East Airlines
- Royal Jordanian,
- Tunis Air
This is really unfortunate, and a hell lot of difficult to implement. At least the scope of this ban is limited at this moment as compared to the more draconian USA version. So we await further details. But like I said before, Brace for Impact.
P.S. It seems the British Ban is applicable immediately.