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Spare Camerabatteries On Flights Into Canada?  
User currently offlineMfz From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 259 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 7 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1891 times:

Hi guys!

After the USA have banned spare camerabatteries in carry-on luggage I am wondering if this rule also applies to flights into Canada (e.g. from UK to Canada). Can I still carry 2 spare batteries for my EOS 40D in my handluggage when flying from LHR to YVR or not?

Any clairifcation on this issue is highly appreciated!!!

Best regards,
Mike


Extra Bavariam non est vita et si est non est ita! --- My flights: http://my.flightmemory.com/mfz
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User currently offlineDgehfx From Canada, joined May 2001, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1817 times:

This might help you:

http://www.catsa-acsta.gc.ca/


User currently offlineDaBuzzard From Canada, joined Sep 2007, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1785 times:

If these are lithium batteries they fall under the Dangerous Goods Regulations (UN 3090) and must be packaged, labeled, and declared as such.

That being said, I would guess that almost nobody actually does this. Not sure if the bag screeners would find them or even care (its not a bomb or drugs) but I would be a bit leary of taking that chance. I've been at the wrong end of a Transport Canada inqisition before  headache  and have absolutley no desire to repeat the experience.  innocent 


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21562 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1774 times:

Spare (loose) batteries are not banned in carry-on luggage, they are banned in checked luggage. This is to prevent fires from contacts grounding.


Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineCARST From Germany, joined Jul 2006, 835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1770 times:

I have a photo-backpack with a lot of stuff in there, cameras (video and photo), lenses, charging devices and so on. And i even carried 3 or 4 spare li-ion batteries...

Wasn't a problem with US customs, so i don't think it will be any problem with canadian customs. I once had to open the bag, show that the cameras work, that's it...

I even hat 2 pieces of handbaggage on all my flights, was never a problem, too.


Don't worry too much... if they make a problem of it you just have to pack it in a seperate bag and declare it as a battery.


User currently offlineArrow From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 2676 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1759 times:

I've travelled extensively to the US, to Europe, to Australia, Fiji, etc. -- and never had a problem with spare camera batteries. No one has ever questioned that, but I do take them in as carry-on. I'd be far more worried about a laptop battery, with which there have been some widely-publicized fires (not on airplanes, I don't think).


Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.
User currently offlineTheCol From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2039 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1676 times:



Quoting DaBuzzard (Reply 2):
If these are lithium batteries they fall under the Dangerous Goods Regulations (UN 3090) and must be packaged, labeled, and declared as such.

That's correct, especially with cargo shipments. Some carriers, such as WS, are not certified to carry dangerous goods, and will not accept them.



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User currently offlineMfz From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 259 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 5 days ago) and read 1605 times:

All right folks, thanks for your help! Now I can see a little more clearly!

Best regards from Munich,
Mike



Extra Bavariam non est vita et si est non est ita! --- My flights: http://my.flightmemory.com/mfz
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