We appreciate that the recent security measures introduced covering electronic items on flights leaving Egypt may be causing concern for some customers. We’d like to reassure you that these new measures are concerned with flights into the UK. The UK is not stopping direct flights to and from those countries.
We are working closely with our liveaboard and local operators to keep up to date with the latest on the situation. Things are still evolving – check just the security measures before you travel if you have any questions.
We recommend that passengers do not bring large personal electronic devices if possible and would encourage customers to check as much as possible and bring only essential items on board the aircraft. The following devices must be checked in the hold if they exceed any single dimension: length 16cm, width 9.3cm and depth 1.5cm
• power cable transformers
• spare or separate device batteries
• portable power sources
• external hard drives
• large phones
• all laptops
• all tablet & e-readers
Make sure your electronic devices are charged before you travel. If your device doesn’t switch on when requested, you won’t be allowed to take it onto the aircraft.
There are some great lockable, hard cases on the market, although a suitable tuperware box with plenty of bubble wrap can also protect your electronics in the hold – wrap your wetsuit around it and place in the middle of your case. Do speak to your insurer so you understand what is and isn’t covered. Many travel policies don’t have high levels of cover for electronics as standard, so it is always worth speaking to your household insurer about cover.
You are able to travel with your camera in the hand baggage. You will be able to carry the battery required to power the camera onto the flight in hand baggage. If you are planning to take batteries
We would encourage you to only take as many batteries as you really need for your holiday. Rules regarding batteries and spare batteries do vary by airline. We are speaking to local operators to see if they can help source AA batteries locally – watch this space!
If you are travelling with EasyJet, please see their information about carrying spare lithium ion batteries. We strongly recommend you tape over the contacts with electrical tape and place them in an isolated plastic bag or tuperware.
Spare Lithium batteries Lithium ion batteries for portable (including medical) electronic devices, a Wh rating exceeding 100Wh but not exceeding 160 Wh. For portable medical electronic devices only, lithium metal batteries with a lithium content exceeding 2 g but not exceeding 8 g. Maximum of two spare batteries in carry-on baggage only. These batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits.
For more information please keep up to date with the latest FCO advice: