For the safety of our passengers, crew, and aircraft, the following items are either prohibited or restricted on all Ethiopian flight. Please ensure that you do not pack items specified in this list in your carry-on or checked baggage. Exceptions are medicinal articles which are necessary or appropriate for the passenger during the journey
Batteries and Devices Powered by Batteries (Lithium and other batteries)
Batteries spare/or loose, including lithium metal or lithium ion cells or batteries, for portable electronic devices
NB: - Carriage of more than 20 Spare batteries may be allowed if request comes in advance and prior approval is secured.
Some examples of PMED: Automated External Defibrillator(AED), Portable Oxygen Concentrator(POC), Continuous Positive airway pressure(CPAP)
Portable Electronic Devices (PED) containing lithium metal or lithium ion cells or batteries
NB: - Carriage of more than 15 PED may be allowed if request comes in advance and prior approval is secured.
These include or may not be limited to (when carried by passengers for personal use)
Lithium Battery powered vehicles/motorized vehicles (which are not mobility aids) and commonly referred as air-wheel, solo-wheel, electric skateboards, hover-board, mini-Segway, balance wheels both as carry-on or checked-in baggage are prohibited, whether with or without lithium battery, as the materials are posing risk to flight safety.
To convert Amp-hours (Ah) to Watt-hours (Wh) multiply Ah x Voltage
The terminals of all spare batteries must be protected from short circuit by enclosing them in their original retail packaging or taping over the terminals or separate plastic bags for each battery.
|Wh rating or Lithium metal content||Configuration||Carry-on baggage||Checked baggage||Operator Approval|
|≤100Wh(2g)||In Equipment (PED or PMED)||Yes (max 15 PED/PMED)||Yes||No|
|Spare battery (ies)||Yes (max 20 spare batteries)||No||No|
|>100 to ≤160Wh||In Equipment (PED or PMED)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Spare battery (ies)||Yes (max 2 Spare batteries)||No||Yes|
|>160Wh||Must be presented and carried as Cargo in accordance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations|
|>2g ≤ 8g||In Equipment (PMED only)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Spare batteries for PMED||Yes (max 2 Spare batteries)||No||Yes|
Smart Luggage with removable batteries
Smart luggage is a luggage that contains a battery used to power itself or to recharge other devices.
Smart bags are allowed in the cabin if the battery is removable and within the cabin baggage size and weight limits. The battery can remain installed as long as the smart bag is completely powered off. Smart bags are permitted as checked baggage if the battery is removed and carried in the cabin. The carriage of the smart bag shall only be provided the weight and size is with-in the acceptable limit.
Acceptance of Drones
For safety reasons, drones are not accepted on Ethiopian flight as cabin baggage. Drones can be accepted as checked-in baggage only. If you are interested to carry drones on Ethiopian flights, it shall be only in checked in baggage. The lithium battery shall be secured with in the drone or must be removed and kept in the cabin bag provided all other requirements are fulfilled.
|Examples of Lithium Batteries|
|Small Lithium Batteries and Cells include mobile phone|
batteries, watch batteries, power banks, MP3 player batteries
and most original laptop batteries. The maximum rating for
these batteries is 100 watt -hours ( Wh)
|Medium Lithium batteries and cells incl ude larger batteries|
and cells – examples include some extended life batteries for
laptop computers, and batteries used by audiovisual professionals.
A “medium” battery provides between 100 and 160 watt -hours of power.
|Power Bank: only 2 pieces of power banks, not exceeding 160 W H,|
are permitted in carry-on baggage. If it exceeds 160 W H it shall
be transported as cargo on cargo aircraft only.
|Lithium Battery powered vehicles/motorized vehicles (which are not mobility aids)|
and commonly referred as air-wheel, solo- wheel, electric skateboards,hover-board,
mini- Segway, balance wheels are prohibited both as carry-on or checked-in baggage
whether with or without lithium battery.
|Large lithium batteries and cells are primarily those used in industry.|
A large rechargeable battery provides over 160 watt -hours of power.
Large batteries may be found in some electric and hybrid vehicles,
as well as mobility devices and scooters.
Note: Spare Lithium Battery (batteries which are not installed in equipment), including power banks is prohibited as checked-in baggage and/or as cargo on passenger aircraft.
For passengers with flights departing from Korea
Lithium Batteries shall not be placed in check-in baggage. And,Lithium Batteries in equipment (including mobile phone) is allowed only 5 (not exceeded 100watt) in Carry-On/hand baggage.
Passengers are not allowed to carry the following items in their hand baggage for passengers’ safety and security reasons. To minimize inconvenience, you are advised to check in or put these items in your checked baggage instead:
Please note that these items will be retrieved at the boarding gate by the local authorities and depending on local rules and regulations, the items may not be returned to you
As of 1 June 2007, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recommends all liquids, gels, pastes and aerosols up to 100 ml must be carried in one transparent and resealable plastic bag to a maximum capacity of 1 Litre. The transparent bag dimensions should not exceed 20 cm x 20 cm or 8 inches x 8 inches. Containers over 100 ml will not be accepted even if they are partialy full. All items must fit comfortably in the plastic bag. You are required to produce your clear transparent bag of liquids separately for security screening.
There are no restrictions on baby food and medication. However, you will be required to produce a medical certificate for medication taken onboard.
When you travel abroad, it is recommended that you know basic entry and security regulations of your destination country by checking available websites. For example, if you are traveling to U.S.A. then we suggest to check www.tsa.gov web site for detail information.