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VaporFi’s Handy Vaping Guide will show you all you need to know about traveling abroad with your personal vaping device, from essential travel preparations to where you can safely vape.

(Please Note: E-cigarette regulations change all the time and it’s possible those sources might be out of date. So it’s well worth double-checking with the local authorities/tourist information before you leave.)

The Facts

  • Only 0.5% of vapers were non-smokers before trying e-cigarettes
  • There’s no lingering smell
  • Banned for children (by the electronic cigarette industry trade association)
  • Used for quitting smoking (studies show that quit attempts using nicotine cessation aids are around 5-7%)
  • E-cigarette usage and sales are regulated (covered by 17 different statutes and trading standards)

The Problem

  1. Traveling by Plane – Flight

Most Airlines

By most airlines, you are allowed to:

  • Take your e-cigarettes in your carry-on luggage with a few vape batteries
  • Take your e-liquids as 100ml bottles or in your luggage

By most airlines, you are not allowed to:

  • Take your vape batteries in checked luggage (banned worldwide) – must be placed in hand luggage
  • Charge your e-cig on the aircraft
  • Vape on a plane (alternatively, on some flights, you can buy smokeless cigarettes)


People have been arrested and served jail time for using e-cigarettes on their planes.

British Airways

Have banned the sale of e-cigarettes on flights to Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, due to local regulations (which resulted in one of their crew members being detained and interrogated after being stopped at the border with an e-cig).


  1. Empty your tanks and clearomizers (they can leak during the flight due to pressure changes)

Traveling By Plane – Airports

At most airports, which allow vaping, you can only smoke them in smoking areas


  1. When going through customs make sure that your battery is fully charged and can be switched on as this may be required.
  2. Be careful with DIY coil building equipment in your carry-on luggage, which can lead to unnecessary trouble.

Where Can You Legally Vape?

Most bans focus on sellers rather than users (you can vape, as long as you don’t sell them).

Some countries will stick you with a fine for vaping, including Singapore ($200) and Honkong ($12,900).


  1. Before you travel remove/disconnect batteries
  2. Take e-liquid with you (there is a chance you won’t be able to buy it at your destination)


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