U.K. Expected to Impose Similar Electronic Restrictions For Some Flights

March 21, 2017, 4:50 PM UTC
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A passenger sits at a departure gate against a backdrop of a British Airways aircraft landing, at terminal 2 at London Heathrow Airport in London, U.K., on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016. Planned strikes by British Airways cabin crew on Christmas Day and Boxing Day have been suspended, PA reports, citing the union Unite. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Britain is expected to issue similar limits on electronic devices for travelers from some airports after the United States imposed restrictions on travelers on U.S. bound flights from 10 airports in eight countries.

U.S. officials briefed on the plan said there are some differences in the UK rules compared with the new American requirements, which ban passengers from taking electronic devices larger than a cellphone in hand luggage from airports in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar and Jordan.

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