Theresa May UK issues laptop, tablet flight ban for six countries

Passengers flying directly to Britain from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey will be banned from taking laptops and tablet computers into the plane cabin, the government announced Tuesday.

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Passengers flying directly to Britain from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey will be required to place laptops and tablets computers into hold luggage play

Passengers flying directly to Britain from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey will be required to place laptops and tablets computers into hold luggage

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Passengers flying directly to Britain from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey will be banned from taking laptops and tablet computers into the plane cabin, the government announced Tuesday.

"Our top priority will always be to maintain the safety of British nationals," a spokesman said after the US imposed a similar ban, warning that extremists plan to target planes with bombs in electronic devices.

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