Electronic devices larger than 16 centimeters in length (6.2 inches), 9.3 cm (3.7 in) in width, and 1.5 cm (0.6 in) depth must be checked in luggage, according to the statement.

The list differs from the countries included the United States’ restriction, which extends to US-bound flights from Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait.

The UK’s new policy would affect passengers arriving on a host of airlines, including British Airways. The US restriction affected only carriers of the Middle East and North Africa, no European or US airlines were included since they don’t fly those Middle East-to-US routes.

Both measures are sure to draw ire from business travelers who often don’t stop working on flights.

“Not allowing them to bring their devices on the plane cuts productivity, taking away time that they can be getting business done,” said the Global Business Travel Association. ”Many business travelers also prefer to keep their devices close for security purposes because they may contain sensitive company information.”

For airlines, it could mean the loss of a lucrative passenger, whose spacious seats can fetch more than four times the price of an economy-class ticket. Instead, they could opt to fly through a country that does not have the ban.

“We understand the frustration that these measures may cause and we are working with the aviation industry to minimize any impact,” said Grayling in the statement. “Our top priority will always be to maintain the safety of British nationals.”

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