Britain lifts laptop ban on flights from Cairo

US lifted its electronic device ban on Cairo flights in July.
Britain has lifted a ban on carry-on electronic devices on planes arriving from Cairo airport, according to an announcement by Egypt’s ministry of civil aviation on 1 September.
London dropped the ban after British authorities confirmed that Cairo's enhanced security procedures met their requirements, the ministry stated.
The security measures, introduced by Britain and the US in March, prohibited electronic devices from being carried on planes coming from certain airports, including Cairo, in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and north Africa. The ban was introduced after intelligence suggested that Islamic State was developing a bomb concealed in personal electronic devices.
Washington lifted its laptop ban on US-bound Cairo flights in July after Egypt increased its security measures, including the installation of explosive-detecting scanners and additional bomb-sniffing dogs.
Britain's lifting of the ban coincides with Cairo airport receiving an award for Best 2017 Air Safety in Africa, from the Airports Council International (ACI), in recognition of the airport’s efforts to improve its safety procedures.