Vaping and Traveling

Vaping and Traveling

Every month there are more countries that take a stance on vaping - both negative and positive. As somebody who travels, you have so many things to worry about already; from passports and documents to hair and make-up products and for many of you, all of your kids' items too!

For those of us who vape, adding our e-cigarette and e-liquid to the mix further complicates the situation. What are the rules and regulations around traveling with vaping products?

Well, the first thing we should think about is how do we travel with our e-cigarettes and e-liquid? In 2016 the TSA announced that any e-cigarettes with batteries built-in or any lithium-ion batteries are NOT allowed in checked-in luggage and that they must be brought along in your carry-on.

As far as carry-on rules apply, just make sure you stick to the classic 3-1-1 rule from the TSA and that everything is properly packaged and/or labeled.

3-1-1 Rule:

3: Any liquid in your carry-on must be in separate bottles no larger than 3.4 ounces.
1: All of your bottles of liquid must fit into one quart-sized bag.
1: Only one quart-sized bag is allowed per passenger, and must be placed in the security bin for screening

Now, here's a list of countries (as of Sept. 2017) where vaping is "Restricted" and underneath a list of countries where vaping is "Prohibited".

  • Restricted Countries:
    • Australia
    • Denmark
    • Finland
    • Japan
    • Hong Kong 
    • Hungary
    • Iran
    • New Zealand
    • Norway
    • South Africa
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland

  • Banned Countries:
    • Argentina
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Brazil
    • Brunei
    • Columbia
    • Egypt
    • Indonesia
    • Jordan
    • Malaysia
    • Mexico
    • Oman
    • Panama
    • Singapore
    • Taiwan
    • Tajikistan
    • Thailand
    • Turkey
    • The United Arab Emirates
    • Uruguay
    • Venezuela

As you can see these lists are pretty long. Some countries on the banned list have punishments that are incredibly severe (ten-year prison sentence!) so it's best not to risk it.

Hopefully, that clears up the very basics of traveling as a vaper, but ALWAYS check out the latest information by researching the regulations within your origin and destination country as this information can change quickly with little to no media coverage!

Have an awesome day and don't forget... VAPE ON!




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