US considers cabin laptop ban on flights from UK airports

Travel News 01 May 2017

According to both The Times and The Guardian Newspapers, President Trump’s administration is considering banning laptops being brought into cabins from passengers flying to the US from the UK.  The ban would echo the electronic ban that was announced last month regarding laptops and electronic devices on flights from eight Middle East and North African countries.

According to the Guardian, One Whitehall source suggested that although it was not certain that the ban would be extended to the UK, the US was considering doing so.

Gillian Christensen, a spokeswoman for the US Department of Homeland Security, said: “We’ve said we will continue to evaluate the threat environment and make determinations based on that assessment, but we have not made any decisions on expanding the current restrictions against large electronic devices in aircraft cabins from selected airports.”