TRANSPORTATION OF LITHIUM BATTERIES

Type of dangerous goods that may be carried by passengers

Airline approval is required

Allowed in or as checked baggage

Allowed in or as carry-on baggage

Baggage with installed lithium batteries 

non-removable batteries exceeding–0.3 g lithium metal or 2.7 Wh.

FORBIDDEN

FORBIDDEN

FORBIDDEN

Baggage with installed lithium batteries:

  • non-removable batteries. Batteries must contain no more than 0.3 g lithium metal or for lithium ion must not exceed 2.7 Wh;
  • removable batteries. Batteries must be removed if baggage is to be checked in. Removed batteries must be carried in the cabin.

NO

YES

YES

Batteries, spare/loose, including lithium metal or lithium ion cells or batteries, for portable electronic devices must be carried in carry-on baggage only. For lithium metal batteries the lithium metal content
must not exceed 2 g and for lithium ion batteries the Watt-hour Rating must not exceed 100 Wh. Articles which have the primary purpose as a power source, e.g. power banks are considered as spare batteries. These batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits. Each person is limited to a maximum of 20 spare batteries.
*The operator may approve the carriage of more than 20 batteries.

NO*

NO

YES

e-cigarettes (including e-cigars, e-pipes, other personal vaporizers) containing batteries must be individually protected to prevent accidental activation.

NO

NO

YES

Electro shock weapons (e.g. Tasers) containing dangerous goods such as explosives, compressed gases, lithium batteries, etc. are forbidden in carry-on baggage or checked baggage or on the person.

FORBIDDEN

FORBIDDEN

FORBIDDEN

Lithium Batteries: Security-type equipment containing lithium batteries.

YES

YES

NO

Lithium Batteries: Portable electronic devices (PED) containing lithium metal or lithium ion cells or batteries, including medical devices such as portable oxygen concentrators (POC) and consumer
electronics such as cameras, mobile phones, laptops and tablets, when carried by passengers or crew for personal use. For lithium metal batteries the lithium metal content must not exceed 2 g and for lithium ion batteries the Watt-hour rating must not exceed 100 Wh. Devices in checked baggage must be completely switched off and must be protected from damage. Each person is limited to a maximum of 15 PED. Baggage equipped with a lithium battery, other than lithium button cells, the battery must be removable. If offered as checked baggage the battery must be removed and carried in the cabin.
*The operator may approve the carriage of more than 15 PED.

NO

YES

YES

Lithium battery-powered electronic devices. Lithium ion batteries for portable (including medical) electronic devices, a Wh rating exceeding 100 Wh but not exceeding 160 Wh. For portable medical
electronic devices only, lithium metal batteries with a lithium metal content exceeding 2 g but not exceeding 8 g. Devices in checked baggage must be completely switched off and must be protected from damage.

YES

YES

YES

Lithium batteries, spare/loose with a Watt-hour rating exceeding 100 Wh but not exceeding 160 Wh for consumer electronic devices and PMED or with a lithium metal content exceeding 2 g but not exceeding 8 g for PMED only. Maximum of two spare batteries in carry-on baggage only. These batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits.

YES

NO

YES

Mobility Aids: Battery-powered wheelchairs or other similar mobility devices with spillable batteries or with lithium batteries

YES

YES

NO

Permeation devices.

NO

YES

NO

Portable electronic devices containing non-spillable batteries, batteries must be 12 V or less and 100 Wh or less. A maximum of 2 spare batteries may be carried.

NO

YES

YES

Radioisotopic cardiac pacemakers or other devices, including those powered by lithium batteries, implanted into a person or fitted externally.

NO

ONLY ON PERSON

ONLY ON PERSON

Security-type attaché cases, cash boxes, cash bags, etc. incorporating dangerous goods, such as lithium batteries and/or pyrotechnic material.

FORBIDDEN

FORBIDDEN

FORBIDDEN

SmartLynx Airlines SIA

+371 67207392 +371 67207398
info@smartlynx.aero
Mazrudas, Marupe municipality, LV-2167, Latvia

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