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From 1 January 2021, no loose or spare batteries will be allowed in passengers' checked luggage. This includes batteries in their original retail packaging. There will also be a limit of 20 loose or spare batteries of any type allowed in carry-on luggage, unless an airline has approved the carriage of more batteries. This is due to changes to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations.
Many items are restricted for plane travel because they can, or have the potential to, cause harm to people and planes.
To ensure you're traveling safely and to prevent items being relinquished at security, we've listed some of the more common items below. If you're unsure, we recommend you check with your airline first.