Can You Take Vapes on a Plane? (2023)
An Overview of Vapes on a Plane: Can You Put Vapes in Your Suitcase?
|Can You Bring it in Your Checked Luggage?
|Can You Bring it in Carry On Luggage?
|Vape Pod Kits
Can You Take Disposable Vapes on a Plane?
Yes, in most cases you can take your disposable vape on a plane. However, you cannot use it in the airport (other than in designated smoking areas) and must take it in your hand luggage. It is also important to remember that disposable vapes contain eliquid - so you need to put them in the clear plastic bag at security and you must make sure they are in a leakproof bag! It is best to keep your disposable vapes in their original packaging when travelling so that security can find the ingredients list and identify the vape, so you don’t have it taken away.
It is important to remember - while you can bring a disposable vape on an airplane, you should never use your vape on a plane as it is illegal.
How Many Disposable Vapes Can I Take on an Airplane?
Can You Put Disposable Vapes in Your Suitcase?
Can You Take Vape Pods and Kits on a Plane?
Yes, in most cases you can also take your vape pods and vape kit devices on a plane. However, you still cannot use your vape in the airport (other than in designated smoking areas) and must make sure to carry the device and refil pods your hand luggage. It is also important to remember that the pods contain eliquid (if they are vape prefilled pods). This means you will need to put them in the clear plastic bag at security and ensure they are sealed/in a leakproof container for travelling (especially if you are using refillable pods and plan to bring a bottle of eliquid too), It is best to keep your spare pods in their original packaging when travelling so that security can find the ingredients list easily as this means the pods are less likely to be confiscated.
It is important to remember - while you can bring vapes on an airplane, you should never use any vapes on a plane as it is illegal.
How Many Vape Pods Can I Take on an Airplane?
Can You Put Vape Pods and Devices in Your Suitcase?
How to Pack Your VapesIf you are lucky enough to be taking vapes on a plane, make sure to pack your vapes safely. Wherever you are packing your vapes, make sure that you read our 5 tips for packing your vapes properly:
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Make Sure to Fully Switch off Your Vape DeviceSleep mode won’t cut it, make sure the device where possible is fully off.
Individually Wrap Spare Batteries Before Putting them in Your Hand LuggageMost vape batteries contain lithium, and can short circuit if you are not careful. This is why it is important to individually wrap any batteries if you plan to carry any.
Put Any Eliquids in a Clear Plastic Bag if You Carry Them in Your Hand LuggageAny eliquids you plan to put in your carry on bags will need to be 100ml or under and put in a clear plastic bag and remove them when you get to security.
Empty any Refillable Pods and Tanks and Place them in a Leak-Proof Bag or CaseThe pressure can cause your tanks to crack or leak, so we suggest you empty your tank before you travel and store them in your hand baggage to avoid any nasty surprises when you arrive.
UK Airline Vaping Regulations
It is always important to check the vape regulations of the airline you are travelling with as well as your final destination before you jet off on your holidays or business trip. Travelling within the UK? Read our guide to UK vaping laws.
So, what are the vaping regulations for some of the major UK airlines? (updated 2023)
Vaping at UK Airports
Most UK airports have banned vaping in the terminals, and group smoking and vaping under the same regulations: you will need to find designated smoking or vaping areas in order to use your disposable vape. Learn more below about vape regulations and vape amenities are available at UK airports before setting off on your travels.
Vapes on a Plane: Final Pre-Travel Checklist
There is more to do pre-travel than just pack your vapes properly. You should also make sure to check:
- - The vaping rules for the airline you are travelling with
- - The vaping rules on vaping at your departure airport
- - The vaping laws on vaping in your final destination (as it is even illegal to vape in some countries) - you can find this information online, by contacting the local authorities at the destination or by contacting the hotel you are staying at.
Even though there are only small number of restrictions on travelling with vapes in the UK, you should always check international vape laws as they can vary dramatically between countries. There are even countries that have put a complete ban on vapes, such as Thailand and Qatar - so make sure to check the rules with the local embassy before you travel.
It is also good to note that some cities and states even have their own vape regulations: to avoid being detained or fined, it is important you know what vapes you can and cannot take with you abroad before you travel.
Some of the countries that have bans or heavy restrictions on vapes include (last updated September 2023):
- - Argentina
- - Australia
- - Austria
- - Belgium
- - Brazil
- - Brunei
- - Cambodia
- - Canada
- - Colombia
- - Egypt
- - Hong Kong
- - India
- - Indonesia
- - Japan
- - Jordan
- - Lebanon
- - Malaysia
- - Mexico
- - Norway
- - Oman
- - Panama
- - Philippines
- - Singapore
- - United States (USA)