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Passengers Phones Must Be Charged For UK Travel

Published on Jul 9 2014 3:14 PM in General Industry

Passengers Phones Must Be Charged For UK Travel

At the start of this week, the US transportation security administration advised that passengers flying direct to the US from any airport in the world may be requested to switch on their mobile phones and electronic devices to prove that they do not contain explosives.

Anyone who cannot switch on the device may be refused permission to bring the device onto the aircraft or in the worst case scenario, may be refused permission to board. The TSA urged all passengers to ensure their devices were charged.

It has now been confirmed that the UK department for transport has said that the same rules will apply to anyone flying into or out of certain UK airports, but they have not yet indicated which airports. For the moment they have advised all passengers flying into or out of the UK to ensure their devices are charged.

The Irish Department of Transport has not yet indicated whether it will follow suit. There is a possibility that the rules could be extended to other countries around the world.

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