Per the recent directive from Transportation Security Administration (TSA), except for medical devices, electronic devices which are larger than a cell phone/smart phone cannot be carried in the cabin of the aircraft from some countries into the United States. Many airlines are implementing this instruction and are requesting that all passengers traveling to the United States pack all electronic devices larger than a smart phone in their checked-in baggage.
The ICAO, IATA & FAA have already prohibited carrying spare lithium ion and/or lithium metal batteries in the aircraft hold area.
Is the transportation of spare lithium ion and/or lithium metal batteries in the passenger cabin of the aircraft now prohibited? Is it considered a rule violation to carry spare batteries this way?
Where can the spare lithium ion and/or lithium metal batteries be stowed during the prohibition period and how can they be transported?