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Travel Rules and Regulations for Vaping

Traveling with Vapes and E-Cigarettes

Traveling with e-cigarettes and vaping devices can be challenging due to varying regulations and policies. It's important for travelers to check the rules of their airline and destination country before travel, and to store these products properly during transport. By following these guidelines, travelers can enjoy their vaping products while remaining compliant with regulations and policies.

It's also essential to note that regulations and policies regarding e-cigarettes and vaping devices can vary widely by country, airline, and airport. Some countries and airlines have strict rules prohibiting the use and transport of these products, while others may allow them in limited quantities or under certain conditions. This information can typically be found on the airline's website or by contacting their customer service. It's also a good idea to check the rules of the airports you will be departing from and arriving at, as well as any countries you may be transiting through.

In general, most airlines allow passengers to bring e-cigarettes and other vaping devices in their carry-on luggage, but not in their checked luggage. Some airlines may also limit the amount of e-liquid that can be carried on board. It's imperative to store e-cigarettes and vaping devices properly during travel to prevent damage or leaks.

Although there are far too many airlines, airports, and countries to list individually, we have gathered information on the most popular ones.

 

Vape Rules by Airline

 

Vaping Rules for Airlines:

AeroMexico

  • E-cigarettes must be stored in carry-on luggage or checked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using or charging e-cigarettes on board any flight.

Air Canada

  • E-cigarettes must be stored in carry-on luggage.
  • E-cigarettes cannot be stored in checked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using or charging e-cigarettes on board any flight.

Air China

  • E-cigarettes must be stored in carry-on luggage.
  • E-cigarettes cannot be stored in checked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using or charging e-cigarettes on board any flight.

Air France

  • E-cigarettes must be stored in carry-on luggage or checked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using or charging e-cigarettes on board any flight.

Aer Lingus

  • E-cigarettes must be stored in carry-on luggage.
  • E-cigarettes cannot be stored in checked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using or charging e-cigarettes on board any flight.

Alaska Airlines

  • E-cigarettes must be stored in carry-on luggage.
  • E-cigarettes cannot be stored in checked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using or charging e-cigarettes on board any flight.

American Airlines

  • E-cigarettes must be stored in carry-on luggage.
  • E-cigarettes cannot be stored in checked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using or charging e-cigarettes on board any flight.

ANA (All Nippon Airways)

  • E-cigarettes must be stored in carry-on luggage.
  • E-cigarettes cannot be stored in checked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using or charging e-cigarettes on board any flight

Asiana

  • E-cigarettes are not allowed on carry-on.
  • E-cigarettes must be stored in checked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using, charging or carrying e-cigarettes on board any flight.

British Airways

  • E-cigarettes are not allowed on carry-on.
  • E-cigarettes must be stored in checked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using, charging or carrying e-cigarettes on board any flight.

Cathay Pacific Airlines

  • E-cigarettes can be stored in carry-on or chercked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using or charging e-cigarettes on board any flight.

China Eastern Airlines

  • E-cigarettes are not allowed on carry-on.
  • E-cigarettes must be stored in checked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using, charging or carrying e-cigarettes on board any flight.

China Southern Airlines

  • E-cigarettes are not allowed on carry-on.
  • E-cigarettes must be stored in checked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using, charging or carrying e-cigarettes on board any flight.

EasyJet Airlines

  • E-cigarettes must be stored in carry-on luggage.
  • E-cigarettes cannot be stored in checked luggage.
  • You can carry a maximum or two spare batteries.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using or charging their e-cigarettes onboard the aircraft.

El Al Airlines

  • E-cigarettes must be stored in carry-on luggage.
  • E-cigarettes cannot be stored in checked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using or charging their e-cigarettes onboard the aircraft.

Delta Airlines

  • E-cigarettes must be stored in carry-on luggage.
  • E-cigarettes cannot be stored in checked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using or charging their e-cigarettes onboard the aircraft.

El Al

  • E-cigarettes must be stored in carry-on luggage.
  • E-cigarettes cannot be stored in checked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using or charging their e-cigarettes onboard the aircraft.

Emirates

  • E-cigarettes must be stored in carry-on luggage.
  • E-cigarettes cannot be stored in checked luggage.
  • All E-cigarettes must be individually protected to prevent accidental activation.
  • Passengers are prohibited from charging or using their e-cigarettes onboard the aircraft.

Gol Linhas Aereas

  • E-cigarettes must be stored in carry-on luggage.
  • E-cigarettes cannot be stored in checked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using or charging e-cigarettes on board any flight.

Japan Airlines

  • E-cigarettes must be stored in carry-on luggage.
  • E-cigarettes cannot be stored in checked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using or charging e-cigarettes on board any flight.

JetBlue Airlines

  • E-cigarettes must be stored in carry-on luggage.
  • E-cigarettes cannot be stored in checked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using or charging e-cigarettes on board any flight.

Iberia

  • E-cigarettes must be stored in carry-on luggage.
  • E-cigarettes cannot be stored in checked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using or charging e-cigarettes on board any flight.

ITA Airways (Italia Transporto Aereo)

  • E-cigarettes must be stored in carry-on luggage.
  • E-cigarettes cannot be stored in checked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using or charging e-cigarettes on board any flight.

KLM Royal Dutch

  • E-cigarettes are not allowed in carry-on.
  • E-cigarettes must be stored in checked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using, charging or carrying e-cigarettes on board any flight.

Lufthansa

  • E-cigarettes must be stored in carry-on luggage.
  • E-cigarettes cannot be stored in checked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using or charging e-cigarettes on board any flight.

Norwegian Air

  • E-cigarettes must be stored in carry-on luggage.
  • E-cigarettes cannot be stored in checked luggage.
  • All E-cigarettes must be individually protected to prevent accidental activation.
  • Passengers are prohibited from charging or using their e-cigarettes onboard the aircraft.

Qantas

  • E-cigarettes must be stored in carry-on luggage.
  • E-cigarettes cannot be stored in checked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using or charging e-cigarettes on board any flight.

Qatar Airways

  • E-cigarettes are not allowed in carry-on.
  • E-cigarettes must be stored in checked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using, charging or carrying e-cigarettes on board any flight.

Ryanair

  • E-cigarettes must be stored in carry-on luggage.
  • E-cigarettes cannot be stored in checked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using or charging e-cigarettes on board any flight.

Saudi Arabian Airlines

  • E-cigarettes must be stored in carry-on luggage.
  • E-cigarettes cannot be stored in checked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using or charging e-cigarettes on board any flight.

Singapore Airlines

  • E-cigarettes must be stored in carry-on luggage.
  • E-cigarettes cannot be stored in checked luggage.
  • Each e-cigarette must contain 2g or less of lithium content.
  • Maximum of 15 e-cigarettes allowed per person.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using or charging e-cigarettes on board any flight.

Southwest Airlines

  • E-cigarettes must be stored in carry-on luggage.
  • E-cigarettes cannot be stored in checked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using or charging e-cigarettes on board any flight.

Thai Airways

  • E-cigarettes are strictly prohibited on any flight, including carry-on and checked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using, charging, or carrying e-cigarettes on board any flight.

Turkish Airlines

  • E-cigarettes can be stored in carry-on or chercked luggage.
  • E-cigarettes with external batteries must have batteries removed before flight.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using or charging e-cigarettes on board any flight.

United Airlines

  • E-cigarettes must be stored in carry-on luggage.
  • E-cigarettes cannot be stored in checked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using or charging e-cigarettes on board any flight.

Virgin Atlantic

  • E-cigarettes must be stored in carry-on luggage.
  • E-cigarettes cannot be stored in checked luggage.
  • All E-cigarettes must be individually protected to prevent accidental activation.
  • Passengers are prohibited from charging or using their e-cigarettes onboard the aircraft.

Volaris Airlines

  • E-cigarettes must be stored in carry-on luggage.
  • E-cigarettes cannot be stored in checked luggage.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using or charging e-cigarettes on board any flight.

 

Electronic Cigarette and Vaping Rules by Country 

 

Vaping Regulations by Country:

When traveling abroad, it’s important to be aware of the laws and regulations regarding e-cigarettes in the country you’re visiting. Here are the regulations by country:

Argentina

E-cigarettes use legal, however the sale, distribution, and advertising of vapes in illegal.

Austria

E-cigarettes are legal, but they cannot be used in public places.

Australia

E-cigarettes containing nicotine are legal, but require a prescription. However, you can bring nicotine-free e-cigarettes into the country for personal use.

Belarus

E-cigarettes are legal, but they cannot be used indoors or in public places.

Brazil

E-cigarettes are banned.

Canada

E-cigarettes are legal, but they must not contain more than 20 mg of nicotine.

Chile

E-cigarettes are legal, but they cannot be used in public places.

China

E-cigarettes are legal, but restrictions for sales and use apply.

Columbia

E-cigarettes are legal, but subject to the same restrictions as traditional cigarettes.

Costa Rica

E-cigarettes are legal, but subject to the same restrictions as traditional cigarettes.

Denmark

E-cigarettes are legal, but they cannot be used in public places.

Egypt

E-cigarettes are legal, but they cannot be used in public places.

Finland

E-cigarettes are legal, but they cannot be used in public places. All flavors other than tobacco are banned.

France

E-cigarettes are legal, but they cannot be used in public places.

Germany

E-cigarettes are legal and widely available.

Greece

E-cigarettes are legal, but they cannot be used in public places.

India

E-cigarettes are banned.

Indonesia

E-cigarettes are legal, but they cannot be used in public places.

Ireland

E-cigarettes are legal, but they cannot be used in public places.

Israel

E-cigarettes are legal, but they cannot be used in public places.

Italy

E-cigarettes are legal, but they cannot be used in public places.

Japan

E-cigarettes are legal, but they cannot contain nicotine.

Lebanon

E-cigarettes are legal, but cannot be used in public spaces.

Malaysia

E-cigarettes are legal, but they cannot be used in public places.

Mexico

E-cigarettes are legal, but they cannot be used in public places.

Morocco

E-cigarettes are legal, but they cannot be used in public places.

New Zealand

E-cigarettes containing nicotine are illegal. However, you can only import up to three months’ supply of nicotine e-liquid for personal use.

Nicaragua

E-cigarettes are banned.

Norway

E-cigarettes are legal, but they cannot be used indoors or public places.

Panama

E-cigarettes are legal to use, but they are illegal to sell or distribute.

Philippines

E-cigarettes are legal, but they cannot be used in public places and are subject to restrictions based on the specific location.

Poland

E-cigarettes are legal, but they cannot be used indoors or public places.

Portugal

E-cigarettes are legal, but they cannot be used indoors or public places.

Romania

E-cigarettes are legal, but they cannot be used indoors or public places.

Russia

E-cigarettes are legal, but they cannot be used in public places and cannot contain nicotine concentration more than 20 mg.

Saudi Arabia

E-cigarettes are legal, but they cannot be used indoors or public places.

Singapore

E-cigarettes are strictly banned.

South Africa

E-cigarettes are legal, but they cannot be used in public places.

South Korea

E-cigarettes are legal, but they cannot be used in public places.

Spain

E-cigarettes are legal, but they cannot be used in public places.

Sweden

E-cigarettes are legal, but they cannot be used in public places.

Switzerland

E-cigarettes are legal, but they cannot be used in public places.

Thailand

E-cigarettes are strictly banned.

United Arab Emirates

E-cigarettes are legal, but not in public spaces.

United Kingdom

E-cigarettes are legal and widely available.

United States

E-cigarettes are legal, but the regulations vary by state, city, and county.

Uruguay

E-cigarettes are legal to use, but they are illegal to sell or distribute.

Vietnam

E-cigarettes are legal, but not in public spaces.

 

General Travel Rules for Vaping and Electronic Cigarettes 

 

Other Travel-Related Vaping Rules:

  • The TSA (Transportation Security Administration) allows e-cigarettes and vaping devices in carry-on luggage, but not in checked luggage. E-liquids must be placed in a clear, plastic bag and are subject to the same liquids restrictions as other liquids in carry-on luggage.
  • The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) prohibits the use of e-cigarettes and vaping devices on commercial flights. This includes both smoking and vaping, as the vapor can still affect other passengers.
  • The European Union has strict rules regarding e-cigarettes and vaping devices. They may be brought on board, but must not be charged during the flight and must be switched off at all times. E-liquids must be placed in a clear, plastic bag and are subject to liquids restrictions.
  • Some airlines, such as British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, allow e-cigarettes and vaping devices on board, but only in carry-on luggage. E-liquids must be placed in a clear, plastic bag and are subject to liquids restrictions. Other airlines, such as Delta and United, prohibit the use and transport of e-cigarettes and vaping devices on board.
  • Some countries, such as Thailand and Singapore, have strict rules against e-cigarettes and vaping devices. Possession or use of these products can result in fines or imprisonment. Other countries, such as Japan and Australia, allow e-cigarettes, but with restrictions on where they can be used.
  • It's important to note that regulations and policies regarding e-cigarettes and vaping devices can change frequently. Travelers should always check the most up-to-date rules and regulations before traveling with these products. The use of electronic cigarettes in some countries, such as Thailand, can result in substantial penalties and imprisonment.

 

Preparing for Your Trip

Preparing for Your Trip

As you have gathered from this article, traveling with electronic cigarettes and vapes can be a rather complex proposition. Every country has its own set of rules regarding vapes, which tends to change periodically. Although some countries have outright bans on the sales, distribution, advertising, and use of e-cigs, most countries permit it with various rules, regulations, and provisions. One common approach that we have seen across the globe is to restrict the sales and distribution of flavored vape prouducts or all vape products altogether. However, the use of them remains currently legal.

As a result, finding your vape products while abroad might be extremely difficult, expensive, or outright illegal to purchase.It is, therefore, a good idea to stock up before your trip, and make sure you have enough of the vape products you need for the time you will be gone.

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