Laptops and iPads banned for carry on USA and UK

The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming to the United States from 10 airports in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified terrorism threats.

Also yesterday the UK announced they would be following some of the same rules shortly for certain destinations and incoming flights.

 

 

Full article for US can be read here  Similar article for UK can be read here

 

 

 Cybersail assessment

If you are a Seafarer flying back from a voyage or office based staff travelling to/from any of these locations/airports, please check the new restrictions in advance and be aware of what needs to happen to travel. At present the devices can be carried in hold luggage, but this might change.

You should also be conscious of the risk of leaving a business device in hold baggage which could be stolen including any sensitive company data contained within.

If travelling with laptops/tablets for business, consider additional security methods such as full disk encryption and check the insurance policies for theft of such devices if carried in hold baggage.

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