Rules Around Vaping & Travelling

Getting on a plane, exploring some new places, trying different food, seeing local sites... there’s so much to love about traveling! But if you’re a vaper, you may be wondering whether you can bring your vape with you. You may even be reluctant to travel because you’re not sure whether you can vape abroad.  

Well, it’s true, some countries have banned vaping, but they’re in the minority. You’ll be happy to know that you can bring your vape with you to most places on the world map. Just keep the following guidelines in mind while planning your trip!  

Research Your Destination Beforehand 

While it’s perfectly legal to vape in most countries, there are a few where it’s not. So, before you book your flight, do a little research and find out what the rules are where you are going.  

As it stands, there are 15 countries we know have banned vaping. These laws may have changed since, but here’s a list to give you an idea of where vaping is illegal:  

  • Argentina  
  • Brazil 
  • Brunei 
  • Cambodia 
  • Indonesia 
  • Jordan 
  • Oman 
  • Qatar 
  • Singapore 
  • Taiwan  
  • Thailand 
  • Uruguay 
  • Venezuela 

Bringing Your Vape on a Plane 

As you may know, there’s a limit on the amount of liquid you can pack in your carry on when you fly. In North America, the rule is your liquid must be under 3.4 ounces (100 ml) to bring on the plane with you. If your e-liquid is in a bigger bottle, you can always pack it in your checked luggage! 

Your vape itself can’t be checked. You have to take it with you on the plane. The TSA says, “Battery-powered e-cigarettes, vaporizers, vape pens, atomizers, and electronic nicotine delivery systems may only be carried in the aircraft cabin (in carry-on baggage or on your person).  

Note that lithium-ion batteries are also not permitted in your checked bags. You have to pack those in your carry-on too. Leave them in your vape device, or carry them in a proper case for safety. Also, you can’t charge your vape on the plane. Just leave it in your checked bag until you arrive! 

As an added precaution, it’s a good idea to check with your airline to see if they have any other restrictions or guidelines. You wouldn’t want to have your kit confiscated, so it’s always better to double check! 

Have you traveled with your vape before? What advice would you give to someone traveling with their vape? Share with us on social @vangovapes!