With the world opening back up again since the pandemic, everyone is looking forward to being able to travel again. Whether it’s a quick trip abroad or a month-long vacation, the excitement for some R&R away from home is palpable.
If you’re planning on getting on a plane soon and want to take your signature vapes with you, then this helpful guide will remind you of what you need to know when flying with your vape supplies.
What to Consider
Here are a few important things you need to consider before booking a ticket and getting on a plane.
Check Airline Policies
You always want to make sure to review your airline’s regulations and policies on e-cigs before booking a flight. Different airlines can word their policies differently so make sure to read through them thoroughly.
Packing Your Vape
You’re probably already aware that using your vape on the plane is prohibited, which is why you need to make sure they’re securely packed in your luggage before boarding the plane. Usually, lithium-ion batteries are required by airlines to be packed in hand luggage and are only limited to two.
However, if you’re bringing larger hold or checked luggage, then you’re allowed to store your vape supplies in there too. Make sure they’re packed securely in a plastic bag to protect them and prevent them from leaking into your clothes.
If you’re only bringing a hand luggage along, then remember to place your vape juices in a clear bag with your other liquids.
Empty Your Vape Tank
Before flying, you should always make sure that your vape tank is empty. This is because the air pressure in-flight can lead to a leak in your tanks and clearomizers. However, if you’re using an e-cigarette with refills, then this shouldn’t be as much of a problem since those type of e-cigs don’t leak.
Vaping Etiquette Around The World
Each country has different vaping etiquette and policies on e-cigarettes change frequently. This is why it’s always advisable to check the vaping regulations of your destination before booking a flight. You need to find out the regulations on whether vaping is allowed, where in the region it’s allowed, and e-cigarette imports and sales.
It’s important to regularly change them since national laws on the usage of vapes often change.
When you travel to a location where vaping is not as widespread, you need to prepare yourself for a lot of questions. Make sure to remain respectful and considerate of local customs.
A significant number of countries have either banned or restricted vaping products for reasons ranging from taxes to health.
Here is the list of countries that banned vaping:
Meanwhile, here are the countries that restrict the use of vape products but have not outright banned them:
- Hong Kong
Fortunately for all vape users out there, for the most part, it’s legal to bring your vape products along on the plane. However, you just need to make sure that they’re securely packed and do not violate any airline policies.
You should also double-check that vaping isn’t banned in the place you’re headed to. Aside from that, you have to make sure you have enough vape juice to last you in case buying won’t be an option for you.