Items prohibited in checked baggage but permitted in hand baggage
Baggage
Heat producing articles such as underwater torches (diving lamps) and soldering irons.
Mercury barometer or thermometer carried by a representative of a government weather bureau or similar official agency.
No more than two spare lithium or lithium ion cells or batteries for consumer electronic devices. These batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits.
Fuel cell systems, and spare fuel cartridges powering portable electronic devices (for example, cameras, cellular phones, laptop computers and camcorders).
Portable Electronic Devices (Including Medical Devices) containing Batteries

Portable electronic devices, which may include medical devices such as portable oxygen concentrators (POC) and consumer electronics such as cameras, mobile phones, laptops, tablets and power banks containing batteries when carried by passengers or crew for personal use, should be carried in carry-on baggage. Spare batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits by placement in the original retail packaging or by otherwise insulating terminals, e.g. by taping over exposed terminals or placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch and carried in carry-on baggage only. In addition, lithium batteries are subject to the following conditions:

(a) each installed or spare battery must not exceed:

1. for lithium metal or lithium alloy batteries, a lithium content of not more than 2 g; or
2. for lithium ion batteries, a watt-hour rating of not more than 100 Wh.

(b) articles containing lithium metal or lithium ion cells or batteries, the primary purpose of which is to provide power to another device, e.g. power banks, are permitted in carry-on baggage only. These articles must be individually protected to prevent short circuits by placement in the original retail packaging or by otherwise insulating terminals, e.g. by taping over exposed terminals or placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch;

(c) electronic cigarettes containing lithium batteries are permitted in carry-on baggage only .

More information on Lithium ion Batteries

Batteries may pose a hazard In-flight
Batteries FAQ

MORE INFORMATION

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