Use this guide to check whether your electrical items are permitted inside your hand luggage or can only go in the hold.
ELECTRONIC DEVICE RESTRICTIONS: It is advisable to check that your consumer electronic devices are fully charged before you fly to and from the United Kingdom.
You will be banned from taking any electrical devices or electronic items onto the aircraft if the appliance does not switch on - as requested by flight safety staff.
Flight restrictions exist on lithium batteries and some other power cells.
They are used to energize items such as personal computers, laptops, cameras, and mobile phones. You should check with your airline before you travel.
As a rule you can take camera equipment in both your airplane hand and your hold luggage. But, in some cases there may be restrictions on some specialist camera equipment (e.g. professional video cameras).
You are permitted to take hair curlers containing a gas cartridge in your checked-in or hand luggage providing the safety cover is fitted at all times. However, you must not take separate gas cartridges on board.
Authorities in the United Kingdom announced new flight regulations prohibiting some electronic devices. Large electronic appliances got banned from carry-on baggage on selected passenger flights.
The UK flight ban on electronic devices affects those that measure larger than 16 cm long, 9.3 cm wide or 1.5cm deep. From March 25th 2017 they will need placing inside your hold luggage and get checked through. The 6 UK carriers affected by the new flight rules are:
The UK flight ban on electronic devices also affects 8 overseas airlines which are:
|Electronic Item and Electrical Goods||Allowed in Hand Luggage?||Allowed in Hold Luggage?|
|Hairdryer or Hair Straighteners||Yes||Yes|
|Camera and Camera Equipment||Yes||Yes|
Flight Regulations on Electronic Items and Electricals