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Traveling with Your Vape or E-Cigarette Abroad

Traveling with Your Vape or E-Cigarette Abroad

Traveling with Your Vape or E-Cigarette Abroad

Traveling with Your Vape or E-Cigarette Abroad
October 29, 2021

Traveling with a vape or e-cigarette is a lot easier than you think. All it takes are some simple dos and don'ts to help you pass airport security and pack your vape for travel. You can find this information in our quick guide below!


First, Airport Terminology

What would your vape device be defined as when looking at travel laws and websites of airports and airlines? You might find any of the following terms listed in the rules.

Atomizers, Vape Pens, Vaporizers, Vape Mods, E-cigarettes, Electronic cigarettes, Battery-powered E-cigarettes, and Electronic nicotine delivery systems.

Wow. Well, here is the general short version of it all…


Is It Okay to Bring a Vape or E-cigarettes on a Plane?

The answer is yes. But, you must have it with you in carry-on luggage.

If you are flying from within Canada, you may carry a vape or e-cigarette aboard the plane. You may find an official statement here with the CATSA official guidelines for e-cigs <https://www.catsa-acsta.gc.ca/en/item/electronic-cigarettes-or-e-cigarettes-and-e-cigarette-accessories> that you may have your vape device along with you in carry-on baggage.

Both the United States TSA and CATSA do not allow these devices to be in checked luggage. That goes for both passengers and crew members. The reason being is that the device poses a fire risk. Such is the same policy for laptops and devices that have high-power rechargeable batteries.


It is safer to have the device with you in your handbag or carry-on. Remember not to put it in your checked bags.


What About the Rules for Liquids?

For those who use refills and vape juice, the guidelines follow along with it being considered a liquid, even if it is a prepackaged pod such as JUUL.


You are allowed to bring your refills with you on the plane. All containers, be they refills or pods, must be smaller than 100mL or 3.4 ounces.


Do check with the airline for any detailed questions or specifics.


Is it Okay to Vape on the Plane?

Absolutely not. Don't try. Don't sneak it.

Vaping is treated just as if you were smoking a real cigarette. The penalties and the risks are not worth it.

Worse even is if passengers on the plane see clouds of vapor and panic because they believe something to be on fire. Then there is a lot of trouble and headaches you don't want to get into.

Pack it. Please don't use it.


How to Pack Your Device and Accessories

Here are a few more helpful things to know.

First, CATSA does not require you to take your device out of your bag or carry-on case during screening. Enough is going on already in the security lines, so that is nice.

Put your pen or device in a cushioned or protective pouch of its own, then place it inside your carry-on. Once more, NEVER put your device in your checked luggage.

Liquid refills and accessories are treated just like other liquids. You may put them in the same bag as toiletries. Remember bottle size.

Extra batteries are okay, but the rules can be a little tricky. Batteries are allowed in your carry-on, but you should only bring one or two as extras. This is more about attention during the security checkpoints.

Each country will have rules for vaping. Be sure to check with the local laws of your destination before traveling. Thailand is one country, for example, where it's been banned for almost a decade. Please don't bring your vape device with you anywhere that you'll get in trouble simply for having it in your possession. Getting caught could mean a hefty fine and even serving a jail sentence. Other countries have regulations as well that are very strict, such as Brazil, Lebanon, Vietnam, Cambodia, and more. You may undoubtedly travel with your devices to the United States and the United Kingdom.

Enjoy Your Travel and Be Safe

We hope these quick tips help you feel comfortable traveling with your vape or E-cigarettes. Take a few simple precautions and treat the rules and policies with respect, and you should have no problems!



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