Traveling abroad with a Vape

Traveling abroad with a Vape

Can I take my vape on holiday? Is one of the most common questions we’ve been asked recently and our answer to that question is it all depends on the airline and country laws and restrictions. Some countries have banned vapes and disposables, and if you are found with a vape or disposable, you could be left with a hefty fine.

We can all travel the world but there are laws put together to restrict vapes altogether or just certain vapes. For example, the UK only allows companies to sell TPD-compliant vapes with a 2ml pod or tank whereas in America they’re allowed to sell vape kits with a 5ml tank. 

We’ve done all the searching for you and you can check down below for more information before you fly out. 

** All information within the blog has been sourced from the airline website. All linked at the end of the blog 

It is against the law to vape inside the aircraft and will lead to paying a fine and a possible ban for future flights.

Top 5 airlines that accept and restrict vapes:

British Airways - All liquids and e-liquids are only permitted to a maximum of 100ml per bottle and you have to seal them in a clear resealable plastic bag 20 x 20cm (8 x 8in). You can take up to 15 battery-operated Personal Electronic Devices (PED) that contain lithium batteries.

Ryan Air - You can take E-cigs on the plane but must not be used and must be kept in your hand luggage and not in your checked-in luggage. You can take up to 20 lithium batteries onto the plane with you however you must remove the batteries before you put your bag in the overhead locker. All liquids and e-liquids are only permitted 100ml per bottle in a clear resealable bag 20 x 20cm (8 x 8in). You must be able to close the sealed bag and fit in your hand luggage.

TUI Airways - Electronic cigarettes can be carried as hand luggage only. They cannot be carried as checked-in luggage. You cannot use or charge electronic cigarettes on the aircraft.

Countries that have banned vapes:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Australia (unless you have a prescription)
  • Bhutan
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia 
  • Colombia
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia 
  • India 
  • Iran
  • Japan (vaping non-nicotine e-liquid is legal)
  • N. Korea 
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Lebanon 
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Oman
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Qatar 
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore 
  • Sri Lanka 
  • Suriname
  • Syria
  • Thailand 
  • Timor-Leste
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uganda
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela

If found vaping in the above countries you will be fined (cost will depend on the country) and may be imprisoned. Thailand has some of the strictest punishments for anyone that’s caught with a vape. Please ensure you have checked and abided by the country's law before. 

Although some countries have not banned vapes, some countries do have restrictions. For example Australia, you can only vape with zero nicotine unless you have been prescribed by a doctor. Also you can vape in Turkey but it is illegal to purchase a vape in the country. 

All information found from these sources:

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We are The Ace of Vapez, an established family vape business based within the West Midlands. We are the first British establishment to manufacture and distribute high VG liquids and 50/50 e-liquids. Our laboratory has been running successfully since 2015. With the success of the Brownhills store, we continued to expand The Ace of Vapez company by opening a further 10 stores over the 7 years. We are proud to stock an array TAOV e-liquids, nic salts and concentrates as well as our guest e-liquids such as Vampire Vape, IVG, Elux, Elfliq and many more.

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