IATA Publishes 2018 Guidelines for Passengers Traveling with Lithium Batteries

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today published their guidelines for passengers traveling with lithium batteries and devices that contain lithium batteries. Please download and refer to their full guide here: LithiumBatteryPassengers_March 2018. Some highlights:

Effective March, 2018

These rules are already in effect as of March. The guide covers topics like:

  • Types of batteries and when to carry on, when to check
  • The number of and typed of cells/devices are allowed
  • Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs/PMEDs) containing batteries
  • Spare lithium batteries
  • e-Cigarettes
  • Baggage with integrated lithium batteries

Carrier Variations

IATA notes that passengers should contact their airlines prior to travel, as they may impose additional restrictions. Get the guide here.

Safe travels!

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