Air passengers from Oman not affected by UK rule on gadgets

Observer Online/Vinod Nair

Muscat – United Kingdom has said that phones, laptops and tablets larger than 16.0cm x 9.3cm x 1.5cm not allowed in the cabin on flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Tunisia.
The government announced there will be changes to aviation security measures for selected inbound flights to the United Kingdom. The House will be aware that the United States government made a similar announcement earlier today regarding flights to the United States and we have been in close contact with them to fully understand their position.
Under the new arrangements, phones, laptops and tablets larger than:
length: 16.0cm
width: 9.3cm
depth: 1.5cm
will not be allowed in the cabin on selected flights to the UK from the countries affected. Most smart phones fall within these limits and will continue to be allowed on board. However, devices larger than these dimensions may not be carried in the cabin. This is in addition to other existing security arrangements. This will apply to inbound flights to the UK from the following locations:
Turkey
Lebanon
Egypt
Saudi Arabia
Jordan
Tunisia
Passengers are therefore advised to check online with their airline for further details.