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Passengers flying in and out of the UK have been advised to ensure any electronic devices in their hand luggage are charged before they travel.
The department of transport has warned that any devices that don't "power up" may not be allowed on the flight.
Checks are already being carried out on some UK routes but the DFT said "for obvious reasons" it can't comment in detail on the routes affected.
This follows the same ruling given earlier this week to passengers flying in and out of the US.
Last week US authorities tightened security measures due to a "credible threat" of a potential terrorist attack.
The DFT has issued advice for passengers, saying: "In line with the US advice, passengers on some routes into and out of the UK may now also be required to show that electronic devices in their hand luggage are powered up or face not being allowed to bring the device onto the aircraft.
"Passengers flying into or out of the UK are therefore advised to make sure electronic devices being carried in their hand luggage are charged before they travel."
"We will work with the aviation industry to minimise disruption as far as possible
"The UK has some of the most robust aviation security measures in the world and we will continue to take all the steps necessary to ensure that public safety is maintained."
In a statement British Airways said: "If, when asked to do so, you are unable to demonstrate that your device has power, the device will not be allowed to travel on your planned service.
"Please do all you can to ensure that items you bring with you are fully powered before you arrive at the airport.
"Please do not bring any broken devices in your hand luggage to the airport as they will not be able to travel as planned."