The Department for Transport has advised that passengers on inbound flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, and Saudi Arabia, will have to check any phones, laptops and tablets larger than a standard smartphone (specifically: Length: 16.0cm, Width: 9.3cm, Depth: 1.5cm) into checked baggage.
If you are travelling to the countries affected with laptops and tablet computers, such as iPads and Kindles, you are advised to contact your travel insurance company ahead of travel as these devices are typically not covered by travel insurance policies either for loss, damage or theft when placed in the hold. You may also wish to consider leaving your electronic devices at home, although this may be difficult for many, especially business travellers and families travelling with children.
We will be working with our Members to make sure that their customers are aware of the new requirements and pack their bags accordingly.
You can read the full announcement from the Department for Transport online.