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.

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.

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