Travelling with Lithium Batteries by Air


Planning your next flight? (added sentence)

Let’s talk lithium batteries... Consider how many devices containing lithium batteries you are carrying at any given time. They can be found in your electronic devices such as cell phones, power banks, smart watches, laptops, and tablets, even electronic cigarettes.

Did you know that lithium batteries are considered a dangerous goods? If damaged or defective, they can heat up and catch fire or even explode.

When packing for your next flight, do not pack items containing lithium batteries in your checked baggage. Take them with you in your carry-on baggage. In the cabin, if something goes wrong, the trained cabin crew can quickly and efficiently deal with the situation.

For more information, please check your airline’s information on travelling with dangerous goods.

Travel safely and enjoy your flight!

A message from the Government of Canada