New aviation security measures

New aviation security measures

The UK government has announced new aviation security measures in a written ministerial statement on aviation security that was submitted to the House of Commons on 8 July. The measures are in line with US advice issued in response to intelligence of potential terrorist threats from the middle east. It applies to all flights in and out of the UK, including to and from Spain, though the government will not specify which routes are affected.

The government says that travellers may now be required to show that electronic devices in their hand luggage are powered up or they face not being allowed to bring the device onto the aircraft. Such travellers themselves then could face additional screening. Passengers flying into or out of the UK are therefore advised to make sure that electronic devices being carried in their hand luggage are charged before they travel.

Anyone whose electronic devices aren’t charged will have the option of paying for a courier service to send the device to a given address.

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