Are you planning a holiday this summer, and wondering whether or not you can take your vape and vaping gear with you? Sometimes people tend to forget that other countries have their own vaping laws and rules. With Covid 19, a lot of countries adjusted their smoking (includes vaping) laws and regulations, such as smoking/vaping in public or on the public transport.
We’ll get to country spesific rules and laws now, but another important thing that most people are interested in finding out is whether or not they can take their vape, e-liquid and vaping gear on a plane with them. In this post we’re going to talk about the vaping restrictions, laws and rules in some of the most travelled to countries as well as a few do’s and don’ts.
Where do most British people travel to?
We’re sure this won’t come as a surprise, but Spain is one of the most visited countries by British people. This might have something to do with the warmer climates and beautiful Mediterranean beaches. Other famous traveled places are France, Italy, USA, and Ireland each with its own unique culture. France is on this list because some people find it to be one of the most beautiful places, others travel to France for its cuisine and shopping. USA is famous for its cities, historic landmarks (The Statue of Liberty, Pearl Harbour, Rocky Mountains to name a few), and natural wonders (Grand Canyon, Niagra Falls, Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave), sounds amazing right.
Italy has a rich culture, delicious cuisine, famous fashion (Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino) beautiful coastlines (Amalfi coast), and beaches, its mountain ranges (the Alps and the Appennino or Apennines.) and lastly, its historical monuments like (coliseum and Pantheon).
Can I take my vape on the plane?
Yes, you can take your vape on the plane with you, just don’t smoke it on the plane. You are, however, not allowed to pack your vape in your checked luggage, because of the lithium batteries that might explode in the cargo area on the plane. The only way to travel with your vape is in your hand luggage. Taking your vape with you on the plane means that you can carry it with you on the airport, which might be tempting. I mean, we all know how easy it is to take a quick drag, but you might get into serious trouble, so overall just stick to designated smoking areas.
Can I take my Vape Juice?
Getting stuck in customs might be one of the most awful feelings, especially when you are on your way to an amazing planned holiday. To avoid this, pack your E-Liquid bottles in a clear see-through bag not exceeding 100ml. If they do, you’ll need to pack them in your checked luggage. To ensure a smooth and hassle-free journey, make sure you stick to airport rules and regulations and check e-liquid allowances before getting on your flight.
Destination holiday vaping rules and laws.
When planning your holiday abroad, you have to take vaping rules and regulations into account. If you use vaping as an alternative to smoking, it’s important to know where you can take your vape on holiday, as you don’t want to be forced to revert back to smoking because you have no choice. Some people can handle smoking a cigarette every now and then, but for most people, this will just be a dangerous temptation, so let’s avoid this at all cost and get clued up on the vaping laws and rules of some of these most travelled to countries.
What are the vaping rules and laws in Spain?
One of the best places to travel to is Spain, because of its relaxed laws. Smoking (cigarettes and vaping) is banned in obvious public places, like schools and public transport. There are however some beaches and arenas where smoking and vaping is entirely banned, such as in Barcelona. Ask the locals if you are not sure whether or not you can vape. According to The Royal Decree 578/2017, selling e-liquids above 10ml are banned. This means that you will only be able to buy 10ml bottles in Spain.
With Covid-19 being part of our lives, smoking and vaping has more restrictions to it. You can’t vape or smoke in the street, in bars etc. There are some restaurants where vaping is allowed, so make sure to find out if you can vape, before getting a big fine.
What are the vaping rules and laws in France?
In France you can smoke in some bars and restaurants, but be sure to ask if it’s allowed, before hitting that vape. You can look for a sign or disclaimer stating that you can or cannot smoke/vape. Vaping products in France are regulated such as nicotine liquids must be 20mg/ml or less and e-liquid bottles must be 10ml or less. This means that you won’t get a 50ml short fill there, so prepare in advance. The tank’s size can’t exceed 2ml, so don’t take a vape-mod with you, rather invest in a small vaping device.
What are the vaping rules and laws in Italy?
As with France, you can smoke/vape in some indoor places, but always be sure to ask if allowed or not. There are also vaping restrictions on the nicotine level, prefilled cartridges and liquid bottle size.
What are the vaping rules and laws in the USA?
There are several States in the USA that banned indoor vaping, such as California, Hawaii and New York. Basically, you can’t vape where smoking is not allowed. So be sure to vape in designated smoking areas. There are 13 states, 2 territories and 841 municipalities who have banned/restricted vaping in smoke-free areas.
The other important factor to take into consideration when traveling to the USA is that menthol and fruit flavoured cartridges have been banned, so if you are using a pod system be sure to have an alternative. It might be a good idea to go read more about USA vaping laws and regulations.
What are the vaping rules and laws in Portugal?
Traveling to Lisbon, Porto or the Faro District to only name a few? Vaping in Portugal is banned wherever cigarettes are banned. It’s important to stick to the vaping rules and laws when traveling abroad, because if you don’t follow these rules and laws, you might start or even end your lovely vacation with a big fine. Before smoking your vape in public, make sure that you are allowed to smoke there, it might be a good idea to ask locals. Portugal is planning to totally ban smoking in indoor places. Make sure to know if smoking is allowed before blowing some clouds.
What are the vaping rules and laws in Greece?
Smoking in public transport is illegal in Greece. You can’t smoke in a private vehicle either, if there is a child under 12 years in the car with you. Vaping is banned in some casino’s, stadiums and some outdoor areas.
What are the vaping rules and laws in India?
Vaping is banned across India. You can’t buy vaping devices or liquids in India, neither bring your own.
In essence, if there are vaping restrictions or specific vaping laws around vaping in a particular country, state or destination, rather stick to these laws or ask locals for more information. Deciding what liquids to take on holiday may be harder than you thought, see our blog on The top 10 e-liquids to take on holiday. If we did not mention your holiday destination, please let us know where you are traveling to. So, where are you traveling to this summer?