Packing for a holiday? Not sure if you can take your vape with you? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Many vapers are unsure about the regulations around vaping and travelling. From Greece to Egypt, this article will take you through some of the most popular destinations and the vaping regulations you need to know about before you jet off.
Can You Take Vapes On A Plane?
In the UK, you are not allowed to use your vape in any airport.1 However, you can travel with your vape in your hand luggage. You are not allowed to store your vape in your checked luggage, this applies to both domestic and international flights.
If you are going through security, you must keep your vape in your hand luggage.Your vape juice must be less than 100ml and stored in a clear plastic bag – just like any other liquid in your hand luggage.
If you’re taking your vape with you on the plane, remember that it’s strictly forbidden to smoke or vape on the plane.1 If you’re in or around an airport, you can only vape in a designated smoking area that also allows vaping.
On Aer Lingus, British Airways, EasyJet, Ryanair and Virgin Atlantic, you can carry vapes in your hand baggage, but use is strictly prohibited on the aircraft.
As there is no universal policy on the use of vapes at UK airports or airlines, we recommend you contact the airport or airline you are flying with as soon as possible for any compliance or security issues.
How Many Vapes Can You Take On A Plane?
When it comes to the number of vapes or disposable vapes you can take on a plane, regulations differ depending on the airline.
Keep in mind that all vapes and disposable vapes have a battery (some of which can be removed) and that there is a limit on how many batteries you can take on a flight. For example, British Airways has a limit of 15 lithium-ion batteries allowed in your carry-on luggage.3 For Ryanair, you’re allowed up to 20 lithium-ion batteries in your carry–on luggage.
E-cigarette tanks are restricted to a capacity of 2 ml, and the maximum volume of nicotine-containing e-liquid in one refill container is 10 ml.This being said, if any of your vape tanks or refill containers are above these capacities, they are not allowed in your carry-on luggage.
If you have any inquiries about how many vapes you can take on a plane, we suggest calling the airline before your flight to double-check.
Vaping Regulations in Popular Travel Destinations
If you’re planning a holiday to Spain, you’re in luck because the restrictions around vaping are slightly more relaxed than other popular travel destinations.
Vaping is legal in Spain, according to the Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction, and was included in the Tobacco Law amendment of 2014.5
When visiting Mexico, there are a few rules on vaping you need to be aware of. Let’s explore them in more detail.
Although you can vape in Mexico, the law states that the use of vapes is prohibited in all indoor public places, including public transport.8
You are not allowed to purchase or sell vapes in Mexico. This decree was issued by the President under the General Law on Tobacco Control (article 16) and prohibits the sale and trade of e-cigarettes.