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Carriage of lithium battery as baggage

Spare lithium batteries must not be placed in your check-in baggage. Please check details for limitation and condition of lithium battery carriage in Cabin Baggage.

A portable battery charger including power banks (with built-in lithium batteries) used to recharge the lithium-ion batteries contained in equipment, such as mobile phone, is considered a spare lithium battery and must not be placed in your check-in baggage.

Lithium batteries are common in cameras, laptop computers, mobile phones, portable music players etc. Lithium-ion batteries are rechargeable and lithium metal batteries are non-rechargeable. Please check details for carriage of lithium battery as baggage.

Lithium batteries over 160 watt-hours or 2 grams each are forbidden in any baggage. Please check details for information about wheelchairs or other mobility aids.

Please ensure you have the battery lithium content (watt-hours or grams) and UN test information on hand. These data should be indicated on the batteries or available in the equipment battery data sheet, user manuals etc. Please click HERE for more information.

Lithium batteries installed in equipment must be switched off with measures taken to ensure they cannot be accidentally activated when placed in baggage. Terminals of all spare lithium batteries, which are allowed only in cabin baggage, must be protected from short circuit. Please check details for lithium battery packing advice.

Spare batteries, also called “loose” batteries, are those not installed in equipment. Please click HERE for examples.