5. Electronic devices and electrical items

Item Allowed in hand luggage Allowed in hold luggage
Mobile phone Yes Yes
Laptop Yes Yes
Tablet devices Yes Yes
MP3 player Yes Yes
Hairdryer or straighteners Yes Yes
Camera and camera equipment Yes Yes
Travel iron Yes Yes
Electric shaver Yes Yes

Flying to and from the UK

Make sure your electronic devices are charged before you travel. If your device doesn’t switch on when requested, you won’t be allowed to take it onto the aircraft.

Batteries for your device

There are restrictions on lithium cells and batteries for items such as laptops, cameras and mobile phones. Check with your airline before you travel.

Gas-powered hair curlers

You can take hair curlers containing a gas cartridge in checked or hand luggage as long as the safety cover is fitted at all times. You must not take separate gas cartridges on board.