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Electronic Equipment Restrictions

10/08/2017

The UK Government has announced additional security measures for selected inbound flights to the United Kingdom.
 
Under the new restrictions, phones, laptops and tablets exceeding 16cm in length, 9.3cm in width or 1.5cm in depth are prohibited in cabins on selected flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan or Tunisia.
 
Since most smartphones fall within these limits, we expect that they will continue to be allowed on board.
 
More information can also be obtained from the relevant airline or the Department for Transport website.
 
As far as your policy is concerned:
  • Where electronic devices are required to be stored in hold luggage to comply with the new measures, we will cover loss or damage up to the policy limits and subject to all other policy terms and conditions.
  • Following any loss or damage, a Property Irregularity Report (PIR) must be obtained from the carrier.
  • There will be no cover if you do not adhere to these latest travel restrictions and items are confiscated by the relevant authorities.
  • We strongly recommend that you back up information/photos/data before travelling and check your household or other insurances if higher value items are being taken.