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Hassle Free Guide to Travelling With Your E-cigarette

If you're new to vaping and haven't yet travelled overseas with your e-cigs, you might be wondering what the rules are. Because there are various considerations regarding travelling with vapes, it's important to get clued up before you depart.

Are vapes allowed?

Before you pack your e-cigarettes, it's worth checking out whether the country you're travelling to even allows them in the first place! In some countries, such as within East Asia, vaping is banned, and if you're caught, you could be slapped with a fine or even imprisonment. In other areas, there might be certain restrictions imposed regarding vaping, such as where it is, or isn't, allowed. You might be able to use your vape in some places, but aren't allowed to purchase any e-liquids - in which case, it's a good idea to stock up before you travel.

How to pack

If you're travelling to an area where vaping is permitted, you still need to be careful about how you transport your vape and associated e-liquids and products. You aren't allowed to carry any vaping equipment in the hold, or checked-in luggage, so make sure to keep it in your hand luggage.

Bear in mind that e-liquids are included in your hand luggage liquid allowance, so don't pack anything over 100ml. Your e-liquids will also need to be kept in a clear bag when passing through security.

Take the batteries out of the vape before you travel, in case it accidentally activates itself. Empty the clearomiser, too, if it has one, to reduce the risk of any leaks, which may result from a change in cabin pressure once onboard an aircraft.

You won't be able to use your e-cigarettes inside an airport terminal building, although you should be able to find designated places outside. You also won't be able to use your vape during the flight.

On arrival

Get to know where you can, and can't, vape when you arrive at your destination. For example, some locations may not allow vaping in public spaces, such as at the beach, or even within a hotel.

If you're visiting a hot climate, avoid leaving your vapes in direct sunlight, as this can have a negative impact on the flavour of the e-liquids.

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