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According to the Federal Aviation Administration FAA and the International Air Transport Association IATA(, the rules for carrying lithium batteries in baggage are as follows.

Airline baggage restrictions lithium batteries

Devices containing lithium metal batteries or lithium ion batteries, such as smartphones, tablets, cameras and laptops, should be kept in carry-on baggage. 

If these devices are packed in checked baggage, they should be turned completely off, protected from accidental activation and damage, and the battery terminals should be insulated.

Spare (uninstalled) lithium metal batteries and lithium ion batteries, portable rechargers, electronic cigarettes and vaping devices are prohibited in checked baggage. They must be carried with the passenger in carry-on baggage. 

Spare batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits by placing them in the original retail packaging or by taping over exposed terminals or placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch.

Batteries must be of a type that meets the requirements of the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, Part III, subsection 38.3. The maximum watt-hour (Wh) rating for lithium ion batteries is 100Wh, and the maximum lithium metal content for lithium metal batteries is 2grams. 

Batteries with higher ratings or content may require operator approval or be prepared and carried as cargo in accordance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.

Baggage equipped with a lithium battery, other than lithium button cells, must have the battery removed if the baggage is to be checked in. The battery must be carried in the cabin or the baggage must be carried in the cabin.
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