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Carriage of Lithium Batteries

Carriage of Lithium Batteries
Item Checked baggage Carry-on baggage

Portable Electronic Devices (PED) for personal use (including cameras, mobile phones, laptops, tablets, and portable medical devices such as Portable Oxygen Concentrators) & PMED equipment

≤ 100 Watt-hour or ≤ 2g

or

> 100 to ≤ 160 Watt-hour

Allowed
15 Pieces per Guest

(check-in baggage or carry-on baggage)

  • 15 pieces per Guest in total (e.g. one Guest checks in two bags)
  • 15 pieces maximum in one bag (e.g. two Guests check in one bag only)

Allowed
15 Pieces per Guest

(check-in baggage or carry-on baggage)

  • 15 pieces per Guest in total (e.g. one Guest checks in two bags)
  • 15 pieces maximum in one bag (e.g. two Guests check in one bag only)

Lithium batteries In equipment - Portable Medical Electronic Devices only

> 2g ≤ 8g

Allowed
(Devices must be completely switched off and must be protected from damage)

Allowed

Batteries, spare/loose, including metal or lithium ion cells or batteries (including lithium batteries, power banks, alkaline, dry cells, PED or PMED etc.)

≤ 100 Watt-hour or ≤ 2g

Not allowed

Allowed
20 Pieces per Guest

(These batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits)

Lithium batteries, spare/loose, PED or PMED

> 100 to ≤ 160 Watt-hour

>2g to ≤ 8g

Not allowed

Allowed
2 Pieces per Guest

(These batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits)

Large lithium batteries

>160 Watt-hour

Not allowed

Not allowed

Small vehicles powered by lithium batteries

Small vehicles including airwheels, solowheels, hoverboards, mini-segways and balance wheels. These devices are considered personal electronic devices, not mobility aids, and are prohibited for carriage onboard the aircraft at all times.

Not allowed

Not allowed

Baggage with installed lithium batteries – Non-Removable battery
(Smart Baggage)

  1. Non-Removable Battery(ies) exceeding 0.3g lithium metal or 2.7Wh
  2. # Non-Removeable Battery(ies) contain no more than 0.3g lithium metal or lithium ion not exceed 2.7Wh

# (HK Express company policy)

Not allowed

Not allowed

Baggage with installed lithium batteries - Removable Battery
(Smart Baggage)

Allowed
The battery must be removed from the baggage and the lithium battery must individually protected and to carried in the cabin

Allowed
The battery must be removed from the baggage and the lithium battery must individually protected and to carried in the cabin

Battery‐powered portable electronic smoking devices
(e.g. e‐ cigarettes, e‐cigs, e‐cigars, e‐pipes, personal vaporizers, electronic nicotine delivery systems)

Not allowed

Allowed

  • Carried for personal use
  • Each battery must not exceed the following:
    • For lithium metal batteries, a lithium content of 2 g; or
    • For lithium ion batteries, a Watt‐hour rating of 100 Wh

Recharging of the devices and/or batteries on board the aircraft is forbidden

Cigarette lighter (No matter it is powered by lithium batteries or liquefied gas)

Not allowed

Allowed
1 piece per Guest

The lighter must be carried on the person:

  • Small cigarette lighter
    • Shall not contain unabsorbed liquid fuel (other than liquefied gas)

Lighter fuel and lighter refills are forbidden

  • Battery‐powered lighters (powered by lithium metal or lithium ion battery)
    • Measures must be taken to prevent unintentional activation of the heating element while on board the aircraft
    • Recharging of the device and/or battery on board the aircraft is not permitted

Battery‐powered lighters without a means of protection against unintentional activation are forbidden

15-inch units MacBook Pro Retina sold between Sep 2015 and Feb 2017 which contains lithium batteries identified under the recall programme (https://support.apple.com/en-hk/15-inch-macbook-pro-battery-recall)

Not to bring

Not to bring