✓ May be transported as carry-on baggage with several restrictions
✗ May not be transported as checked baggage
Lithium batteries are considered dangerous goods and their transportation is restricted. They may be carried on board in limited quantities for personal use only.
Whenever possible, please carry your portable electronic devices (PED) that contain lithium batteries in your carry-on baggage. If you’re carrying a portable electronic device in your checked baggage, please make sure that the device is:
Completely switched off and protected from accidental activation.
Protected from the risk of accidental damage by applying suitable packaging or by being placed in a rigid bag protected by adequate cushioning, for example clothing.
Not carried in the same baggage together with any flammable materials (for example perfumes or aerosols).
Restrictions regarding lithium batteries:
✓ Lithium metal batteries containing up to 2 grams of lithium (e.g. cameras) and lithium ion batteries up to 100 watt-hours (e.g. mobile phones and laptops) may be transported as checked and carry-on baggage (carry-on is recommended) when installed in a portable device
✓ Spare lithium metal batteries containing up to 2 grams of lithium and lithium ion batteries up to 100 watt-hours may be transported as carry-on baggage
! Lithium ion batteries over 100 but under 160 watt-hours (e.g. video cameras and portable medical devices) installed in a device and/or up to 2 spares: Prior approval from Finnair is needed
✗ Lithium metal batteries containing over 2 grams of lithium and lithium ion batteries over 160 watt-hours (e.g. large power banks and car batteries) are forbidden as both checked and carry-on baggage
✗ Recalled or damaged batteries that have not been manufactured according to good quality methods are forbidden as both checked and carry-on baggage
! If you’re travelling with a smart bag, the lithium battery must be removed before the bag can be transported as checked baggage. If the battery cannot be removed, the bag is forbidden as checked baggage.
! When carrying spare batteries, the battery's electrical connections must be protected from contact with metal or other batteries, as this could cause the battery to short circuit. The best option is to keep batteries in their original packaging. If original packaging is unavailable, tape over the electrical connections. Placing each battery in its own individual plastic bag also will isolate the battery's connections.