Dubai: Emirates issues guidelines for travelers carrying power banks, electronic devices – News

Dubai: Emirates issues guidelines for travelers carrying power banks, electronic devices – News

Dubai: Emirates issues guidelines for travelers carrying power banks, electronic devices – News

The advice comes as the holiday season sets in, and air passenger traffic increases significantly



AFP

AFP

Published: Thu 24 Nov 2022, 13:14

Last updated: Thu 24 November 2022, 13:30

Emirates Airline has asked passengers not to carry more than 15 electronic devices and to pack them properly. It said each device should be packed separately, and warns travelers that authorities can confiscate devices if they exceed the limit, as well as those that are not properly packed.

“Customers are reminded that they cannot carry or check in more than 15 personal electronic devices (PEDs). Personal electronic items should be packed separately and not taped or attached to another electrical item,” Dubai’s flagship carrier said in a statement on its website.

“For security reasons, the authorities may confiscate items that are poorly packaged or if the number of items carried exceeds the limit of 15 PEDs per passenger.”

The advice comes as the holiday season sets in, and air passenger traffic increases significantly. Emirates has announced a busy travel period for both inbound and outbound flights through Dubai in December, advising passengers to arrive at the airport three hours before their flight.

Additionally, for security reasons, Emirates does not accept personal motorized vehicles such as hoverboards, mini-Segways and smart or self-balancing wheels on its flights. It also prohibits the carriage of all such devices – with or without batteries – as checked baggage or hand luggage.

While batteries, including lithium metal, and power banks, for portable electronic devices must only be carried in hand luggage by passengers. These batteries must be individually protected to avoid short circuits.

Passengers are also not allowed to carry drones on board as hand luggage, but they can be accepted as checked luggage. In addition, passengers will also be asked to either secure the lithium batteries inside the drone or remove the batteries and carry them in hand luggage.

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