This follows the US government’s implementation of similar measures that the US Transport Security Administration (TSA) last month announced “enhanced measures at certain airports overseas” which will involve more detailed examination of tech equipment during security checks, because these mobile devices would received information of a new type of bomb capable of passing through security machines undetected.
“In line with the US advice, passengers on some routes into and out of the UK may now also be required to show that electronic devices in their hand luggage are powered up or face not being allowed to bring the device onto the aircraft,” reads a statement from the Department for Transport.
This means that you’d better make sure all your gadgets are fully charged before you book into your next flight, especially any iPhones or Samsung Galaxy phones.
If any of your devices are barred for this reason, most airlines appear to be giving passengers the option to pick up their devices on their return, and BA is offering to forward the gadget to an address of the passenger’s choice.
Still, it’s not like the security gate is enough of a hassle right now.
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