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UK delegation to inspect Cairo airport with view to lifting laptop cabin ban: Source

Ahram Online , Monday 21 Aug 2017
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A British delegation will this week inspect security procedures at Cairo airport, in a step towards removing a ban that was imposed on electronic devices in cabins of aircraft heading from Egypt to the UK, Al-Ahram Arabic website quoted a security source in the airport as saying.
 
"The delegation from the Department for Transport includes four security experts and will be inspecting security procedures on passengers, cargo and carry-on luggage of EgyptAir planes heading to London for three days," the source added.
 
In March, the US and the UK instituted a ban on electronic devices larger than a cell phone in aircraft cabins on flights arriving from airports in Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Turkey.
 
The US-imposed ban on electronics was lifted in July; however, a similar set of restrictions imposed by the UK has not yet lifted in most cases, and remains enforced on flights from Egypt to the UK.
 
The measures were initially introduced to reduce the risk of terrorist attacks on planes.
 
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