The UK and USA have imposed an in-flight electronics ban on flights from eight major Middle Eastern and African airports.
Airlines flying directly from Cairo, Egypt; Dubai and Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.; Istanbul; Doha, Qatar; Amman, Jordan; Kuwait City; Casablanca, Morocco; and Jeddah and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, will now prevent passengers from carrying almost all electronic devices in the cabin, according to new security restrictions.
Passengers will have to check in any electronic device that is bigger than a smartphone which includes iPads, Kindles and laptops before clearance from security or boarding.
Only mobile phones smaller than the following dimensions will be allowed in the cabin: Length: 16cm x Width: 9.3cm x Depth: 1.5cm.
The nine airlines affected by the ban are Egyptair, Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, Kuwait Airways, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines and Turkish Airlines.