Can I transport wet cell batteries?

Wet cell batteries (spillable) excluding wheelchairs operated with these batteries are not allowed in carry-on or checked baggage.

For additional information, visit our Not allowed or restricted items section for a complete list of what is/is not allowed in carry-on and/or checked baggage.



Can I transport lithium batteries?

Lithium batteries are not allowed in your checked baggage. You can transport a maximum of 15 portable electronic devices and 20 spare/loose lithium batteries (both rechargeable and non-rechargeable) in each item of carry-on baggage.

Keep in mind the following:

  • Each battery must be individually protected as described next: place each battery in its original packaging, tape over exposed terminals, place each battery in a protective pouch or place each battery in a separate, hermetically sealed plastic bag.
  • At the moment you pack each lithium battery in your carry-on baggage, take in count that it must not come in contact with metal objects.
  • Take steps to prevent batteries from being crushed or punctured by other objects.
  • Batteries may not exceed the permitted quantity and size. The battery capacity must be between 100 and 160 watt-hours.
  • Spare batteries must be between 2 grams and 8 grams.


Can I transport wheelchair batteries?

Wheelchair batteries are allowed in carry-on baggage or checked baggage if they follow specific requirements.



Which portable electronic devices can I carry with me on board?

Portable electronic devices powered by fuel cell systems and fuel replacement cartridges (i.e., cameras, mobile phones and laptops) are allowed in carry-on but not in checked baggage.

  • Electronic devices containing lithium or lithium ionized batteries, are allowed transported in your carry-on or in your checked baggage. A maximum of fifteen (15) portable electronic devices and twenty (20) spare/loose lithium batteries are permitted in the carry-on. Both rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries are permitted.
  • Lithium batteries in consumer electronics may not weigh more than 2 grams. Lithium-ion batteries in consumer electronics may not have a rated capacity of more than 100 watt hours.
  • The use of certain electronic devices could cause minor interference with aircraft navigational instruments, because of this some restrictions on the use of portable electronic devices are needed. Passengers are no longer required to turn off their Portable Electronic Devices (PED) of less than two (2) pounds. They can feel free to continue using their small, lightweight devices such as smartphones, tablets, e-readers and handheld computer games while the boarding gate is open and throughout the flight in airplane mode or with the cellular service disabled.
  • Larger devices such as laptops and DVD players may be used while the boarding door is open and after take-off once the airplane reaches 10,000 feet.


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