Travelling with spare batteries

Spare batteries can cause fires if not carried properly.

All types of spare batteries (such as lithium batteries, Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cad) and Alkaline) can be carried safely in your cabin baggage provided that they are adequately protected against short circuit. You can prepare them for travel by:

  • Enclosing them in their original retail packaging OR
  • Taping over the terminals OR
  • Placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch
  • Turning off batteries in all electronic equipment i.e. cameras, mobile phones and computers so they cannot be accidentally re-activated when in checked baggage

Whether a lithium battery can be carried by air or not depends on its configuration and its Watt-hour (Wh) rating (for rechargeable lithium-ion/polymer batteries) or Lithium Content (LC) (for non-rechargeable lithium metal batteries). Because we only fly to airports with thorough security checks, your items will be confiscated if they do not meet the requirements.

For the safety of yourself and fellow passengers, please take note of our regulations, and read our further guidelines for travel with lithium batteries.