A Guide To Travelling With Vape Devices In 2022
Got a holiday booked and planning to take your vape kit along? This helpful guide will tell you everything you need to know before jetting off!
Rules On Vaping Inside Airports
E-cigarettes can not be used inside any UK airport. However, most if not all UK airports do offer designated smoking and vaping areas situated outside of the terminal for staff and customers to use.
E-cigarettes and Airport Security
For both domestic and international flights, travellers are not permitted to store e-cigarettes and batteries in their checked hold baggage. Instead, your vaping device will need to stay inside your carry-on baggage at all times.
Just like any other liquid, airports require travellers to seal all e-liquids inside a clear bag. It’s also important to note that the 100ml liquid rule also applies to vape juices.
For maximum safety, make sure to turn off your vape and disconnect any mod devices from any tanks or clearomisers. Remember to declare any tanks in the same plastic bag, and ensure to empty any remaining e-liquid to prevent any leakage during the flight.
Carrying E-cigarettes on Planes
As all airlines prohibit the charging of e-cigarettes on planes, ensure to power up your device before setting off on your journey. As with smoking, vaping on a plane is entirely prohibited, and it’s extremely unlikely that this rule will ever change.
Vaping in Hotel Rooms
The rules surrounding vaping in your hotel room will differ depending on where you have chosen to stay. To avoid any problems such as setting off the smoke alarm or room cleaning fees, make sure to confirm with a staff member if this is allowed.
Which Countries Have Restricted or Banned the Use of E-cigarettes and E-liquids?
Remember, each country will have its own set of rules regarding vaping, so it’s best to check these beforehand. For example, certain countries have specific restrictions on vape pens and e-liquids, while others have banned them completely.
Countries With Restricted Vaping Laws:
- South Africa
Countries Who Have Banned Vaping:
- Brunei Darussalam
- Hong Kong
- Taiwan, Province of China
- Make sure to stock up on all of your favourite e-liquids before travelling. This is especially important if you plan to stay in a remote area with limited access to shopping centres.
- When it comes to short trips, try to pack lightly. Loading your luggage with more vape equipment than you need may raise suspicion among the security guards and slow down your journey.
- While in public, always try to vape respectfully and keep in mind that e-cigarettes may not be as socially accepted in your holiday destination as they are in the UK.
- If you’re travelling to a hot country, never leave your e-liquids sitting in the sun. This is because heat, light, and air can disrupt the molecules in your vape juice and weaken the flavour.
This article was updated as of 2022.