Electronic devices and batteries

Last updated 03/08/2021
You are allowed to carry smaller electronic devices in your hand luggage on flights within the EU. 

Smaller electronic devices include the following:

  • Laptop computers
  • Mobile telephones
  • Tablet computers
  • Cameras
  • Hair dryers
  • Hair straighteners
  • Chargers, e.g. for mobile phones
  • Music players
  • E-cigarettes (may not be carried in checked-in luggage)
  • Power banks (may not be carried in checked-in luggage)

Smaller electronic devices must be placed in a separate tray when you pass through the security checkpoint. 

Electronic devices on board the flight

Electronic devices must be switched off or set to “flight mode” during takeoff and landing.

Electronic devices that contain radio transmitters and receivers must be switched off during the entire flight, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Batteries for electronic devices

Loose batteries

You are allowed to carry loose lithium batteries in your hand luggage if they are under 100 Wh per battery.

 

If you wish to carry loose batteries that exceed 100 Wh per battery, you must receive permission from the air carrier. In the latter case, you may carry two batteries at most and these may not exceed 160 Wh per battery. In addition, the equipment with which the batteries are intended to be used must also be carried with the batteries.

 

If you wish to carry lithium ion batteries exceeding 160 Wh, these must be transported as fully regulated hazardous cargo (dangerous goods).

Batteries that are a component part of an electronic device

Batteries which are a component part of an electronic device (e.g. mobile phone, computer etc.) may only be carried in hand luggage.

The large majority of electronic devices such as tablets, smartphones and laptops have batteries that are smaller than 100 Wh and may be freely carried in hand luggage.
 
If you are uncertain about battery size, you can check on the manufacturer’s website. As a number of air carriers have special rules in this area, it is always a good idea to contact the air carrier before departure.

It is not permitted to carry loose batteries in checked-in baggage.