Travelling with batteries, power banks and battery-operated devices
This page will help you find which batteries and devices are prohibited, which are allowed and where to pack them. For everyone's safety, we have rules for bringing them on your flight.
Quick battery guide
- You can bring up to 15 personal electronic devices on board
- You can pack up to 20 spare batteries and power banks. They must be in your carry-on bags
- A pacemaker doesn't count towards your electronic device limit
- If you use a powered wheelchair or mobility aid, see our special assistance section
- Please pack your devices so they are protected from damage
- Keep batteries away from metal objects like coins, keys, jewellery and zippers. Pack each battery in its own plastic bag, or cover its terminals with tape
Each type of battery has it's own guidelines, so it's important to read the information below before you pack.
Which batteries and devices are prohibited on flights?
- Lithium-ion (polymer) batteries exceeding 160 Watt hours (Wh) and
lithium metal batteries exceeding 8g lithium. See High Watt hour (Wh) rating or lithium content batteries
- Loose batteries, battery packs or power banks in your checked-in bags. You can bring them in your carry-on bags
- Personal battery-powered vehicles such as ebikes and some eScooters
- "Smart bags" with non-removable lithium batteries rated higher than 2.7Wh or 0.3g of lithium
Types of batteries
Alkaline, Nickel Cadmium, Nickel Metal Hydride and dry cell batteries
These batteries come in sizes ranging from AAA to AA, C, D, 9V and are sometimes rechargeable. Often used in children's toys, shavers, toothbrushes and torches.
- Spare or loose batteries must only be packed in carry-on bags.
- Portable electronic devices that are fitted with these batteries can be packed in either carry-on or checked-in bags.
All batteries and devices must be packed according to our packing guidelines.