For safety reasons, dangerous articles such as those listed below, must not be carried in passengers baggage.
LITHIUM Batteries in Passenger Luggage
- Compressed gases (deeply refrigerated, flammable, non-flammable and poisonous) such as butane, oxygen, liquid nitrogen, aqua-lung cylinders and compressed gas cylinders.
- Corrosives, such as acids, alkalis, wet cell batteries, and items containing mercury.
- Explosives, munitions, ammunition including blank cartridges, hand guns, fireworks, flares and pistol caps.
- Flammable liquids and solids, such as lighters that need inverting before ignition, lighter fuel, matches (safety matches may be carried on the person), fire lighters, paints and thinners.
- Radioactive materials.
- Briefcases and attaché cases with installed alarm devices.
- Oxidising materials, such as bleaching powder and peroxides.
- Poisons and infectious substances, such as insecticides, weed killers and live virus materials.
- Other dangerous articles, such as magnetized material, offensive or irritating materials.
- Medicines and toiletries in limited quantities required by passengers during the journey, such as hairsprays and perfumes may be carried.
Many of these listed articles may be carried as air cargo provided they are packed in accordance with cargo regulations.
As per IATA (International air transport association) provisions, LITHIUM batteries are allowed for transport within passenger baggage with the following restrictions:
- Spare batteries are allowed in carry-on baggage only:
- LITHIUM METAL (non rechargeable) batteries are restricted to 2 grams of LITHIUM (up to size AA) per battery.
- LITHIUM ION (rechargeable) batteries up to 100W/H rating* (or 8 grams ELC**).
- Batteries with 100-160W/H rating (or 13 grams ELC):
- Allowed for transport, installed within their electronic device in carry-on or checked baggage.
- Up to 2 spare batteries per passenger, in carry-on baggage only.
- Spare batteries must be packed in their original packing or wrapped separated from one another in plastic/ nylon, with their terminals insulated to prevent short circuit.
- Batteries with rating of more than 160W/H are not allowed for carriage in passenger's baggage.
* Battery rating is marked on the battery. If not, it can be calculated by multiplying battery
nominal voltage (V) and capacity in AMPER/H (A/H): A/H x V = W/H.
** EQUIVALENT LITHIUM CONTENT