It has been expected that, the United Kingdom will follow the United States and put a ban on passengers on direct flights from some countries in the Middle East and Africa from carrying almost all types of electronic devices in the cabin, government sources told on Tuesday.
A Downing Street official told to CNN that, Prime Minister Theresa May is privy to the same information and intelligence as U.S. She has also discussed security several times with U.S. officials over the past few weeks, the source added said.
A decision may be disclosing soon on Tuesday, the source shared.
The Trump administration has ordered nine airlines flying from 10 airports in the Middle East and Africa to stop passengers from bringing most types of electronic devices into the cabin for U.S.-bound flights. Instead, they’ll have to check them in.
The ban covers any devices bigger than a smartphone including iPads, Kindles and laptops.