Mfz From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 260 posts, RR: 2 Posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2234 times:
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!!!
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DaBuzzard From Canada, joined Sep 2007, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2128 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 and have absolutley no desire to repeat the experience.
Arrow From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 2676 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2102 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).
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