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Important Information: Personal Posessions

Following the announcement from the British Government of the recent ban on large electronic devices being carried in hand luggage, we here at Alpha Travel Insurance would like to offer advice and clarify our position.


Specifically, any electronic device larger than 16cm x 9.3cm x 1.5cm will have to be put in your hold luggage; this includes things like laptops, tablets, iPads and smartphones larger than these measurement, including the iPhone 7 Plus! This ban is in place for all journeys to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.

Here at Alpha, we understand that this sudden announcement of regulation change will impact travellers greatly and due to this, we will be working with our third party gadget insurer, Supercover, to provide cover for the above items when in hold luggage for those travelling from the affected countries, where possible (as long as the appropriate gadget extension has been applied!).

In the meantime, we would strongly advise you all to adhere to the following precautions with regards to your personal possessions:

If you have any further questions, queries or general concerns, please contact us on, we’re happy to help!

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