What can you take through security at Gatwick

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New Security Rules on certain routes-

The US-UK ban on selected electronic devices from the passenger cabins of flights from some countries in North Africa and the Middle East was partly prompted by a previously undisclosed plot involving explosives hidden in a fake iPad.

The UK ban on tablets, laptops, games consoles and other devices larger than a mobile phone came into effect in April 2017. It applies to inbound flights from six countries – Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey. Six UK airlines – British Airways, EasyJet, Jet2, Monarch, Thomas Cook and Thomson – and eight foreign carriers are affected.

No laptops through security on certain routes

No laptops through security on certain routes

It follows a similar move in the US, which applies to flights from 10 airports in eight countries – Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.

The rules on what you cannot take through security and on board the aircraft on all flights.

  • Liquids, creams, gels and pastes in containers over 100ml (total must fit into a 20cm x 20cm bag provided)
  • Sharp items including scissors
  • Razor blades (razors that have the blade set into a plastic moulding are allowed in hand baggage, but other types are not)
  • Knives with blades of any length
  • Hypodermic needles (unless required for medical reasons, for which proof will be required)
  • Tools (including multi-tools and penknives)
  • Catapults
  • Walking/hiking poles
  • Sporting bats
  • Darts
  • Billiard, snooker or pool cues
  • Flammable liquids and solids
  • Oxidisers such as bleaching powders
  • Organic peroxides
  • Tear gas devices or any gas cylinders
  • Infectious substances such as live virus materials
  • Wet-cell car batteries
  • Magnetrons
  • Instruments containing mercury eg some thermometers
  • Instruments containing magnets
  • Fireworks
  • Toy/replica guns (metal or plastic)
  • Non-safety matches
  • Firelighters, lighter fuel, paints or thinners
  • Poisons, arsenic, cyanide or weed killer
  • Radioactive materials, acids, corrosives, alkalis or caustic soda
  • Creosote, quicklime or oiled paper
  • Vehicle fuel system parts which have contained fuel
  • Party poppers
  • Acids
  • Poisons
  • Flammable liquids
  • Explosives
  • Matches or lighters (except on your person)
  • Bleach
  • Incapacitating sprays
  • Ignitable gas devices
  • Compressed gas
  • Compressed air

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