The British Government has downgraded security concerns on flights from Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia.

In March the Department of Transport had ordered that there was a ban on carrying large phones, laptops and tablets in the cabin on flights to the UK.

According to International Airport Review these restrictions have been lifted on all UK bound flights from the following airports:

Antalya (Turkey)

Bodrum (Turkey)

Cairo (Egypt)

Hurghada (Egypt)

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen (Turkey)

Izmir (Turkey)

Luxor (Egypt)

Marsa Alam (Egypt)

Tunis-Carthage International (Tunisia)

Restrictions have also been lifted on a number of individual airlines operating from other airports. The vast majority of carriers operating from airports in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Lebanon are no longer subject to these restrictions. Passengers should contact their airlines for advice about whether their flights are affected.

The Department for Transport will release an update on an airport-by-airport basis, once restrictions have been lifted on all affected airlines serving the airport in question.

The restrictions were originally introduced in March, when the government announced there will be changes to aviation security measures for selected inbound flights to the United Kingdom. The United States government made a similar announcement on the same day regarding flights to the United States and the government was in close contact with them to fully understand their position.

However, after working with the aviation industry and international partners to introduce tough additional security measures, the UK government has begun lifting these restrictions on some UK-bound flights.

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The bag has been used 27 times to deal with emergencies since the start of 2017.