HASSLE-FREE GUIDE TO TRAVELLING WITH YOUR E-CIGARETTES
TRAVELLING WITH E-CIGARETTES
If you are planning on going on a nice sunny holiday this year, then you will need to be aware that there are lots of countries that have banned the use of personal vaping devices and taking travelling with vape/e cigarette on flights may cause you some destress.
If you are travelling abroad with your device and you want to know if you can take your e-cig in hand luggage, then it is important to know which countries actually do allow vaping and if you can put your e cigs in hand luggage.
The regulations around travelling with vape/e-cigarettes to the airport and on a plane are always changing. These regulations differ from airline to airline, and from airport to airport – so, make sure you check.
PACKING YOUR E-CIGARETTE BATTERIES
When you go abroad on holiday, you must make sure that your e-cigarette batteries (vape batteries) are carried in your hand-held luggage.
All airlines require you to only carry two lithium-ion batteries - this is a very widely known airport standard.
CAN I TAKE MY VAPE REFILLS ON THE FLIGHT?
On some airlines, you are allowed to pack small 10ml bottles of vape juice, or e-cigs in your hand luggage. However, SMOKO would like to recommend that you pack your e-liquids in checked-in luggage and a NOT a carry-on. You can’t vape on a plane, so what is the point, it is better to be safe than sorry.
If you do decide to take your e-liquids / refills on the flight, treat these as you would any other liquid and put them in a clear plastic bag when walking through security and check with your airline on how many bottles of liquid you can take on board.
AIRPORT POLICIES ON VAPING
Airport policies on vaping change depending on which airport you are flying from in the world and these restrictions seem to be getting worse.
If vaping is legal in the country, and the airport contains a designated smoking area then you should be good to vape there. But, any doubt, just ask!
AIRLINE E-CIGARETTE POLICIES
Unfortunately, you are not allowed to take your e-cigarette on flights (as one whole device) and most airlines now incorporate the use of e-cigarettes into their pre-flight notices about smoking being band onboard.
VAPING LAWS FOR INTERNATIONAL COUNTRIES
You will need to make sure that you check if you are allowed to take your e-cigarettes into the country that you are travelling to (vape in hand luggage), because you could end up with a huge fine or even worse prison.
VAPING LAWS IN THE UK
In the UK, vaping is not banned, but the use of an e-cigarette device is definitely frowned upon in most public areas, including on public transport. You just have to be careful about where you decide to pull out your e-cigarette, as there are different rules depending on who owns the property. It is always best to ask for guidance before getting out your device!
CHECK BEFORE YOU TRAVEL
This list of countries that we have placed within this article, represents countries which officially state that vaping is illegal. There are so many travellers who will report you for vaping in these countries with no issue.
We hope that this article has given you a good idea of what to expect when travelling with an electronic cigarette on flights (internationally) and if you can use your e-cigarettes/vape tanks/vape pens in the airport terminal buildings.