Britain follows US in electronics ban on flights

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Britain will follow the United States in banning carry-on electronic goods from passenger cabins on some inbound flights from Middle Eastern and North African nations.

Prime Minster Theresa May's office announced on Tuesday that laptops and other larger electronic devices would be banned on direct inbound flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, and Saudi Arabia.

Trevor Jensen, an aviation consultant and former airline captain, told Al Jazeera that keeping a large number of computers with lithium batteries in the hold also presented safety issues.

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