If you're due for a holiday soon and you're skeptical whether or not you can bring your vape with you, here is a complete guide on traveling with your vapes.
Rule of Thumb: DO NOT vape on the plane. Every aeroplane is fitted with smoke detectors, this also includes vapour detectors. You might think you can sneak a toot at your seat under the blanket or in the toilets, but the pressurisation on-board might make the vapour shoot straight up towards the detectors. Just, don't do it.
Flying domestic within Australia? Make sure you have all your devices and juice in your carry on luggage. Never store any battery related devices in your check in luggage (vapes, laptops, tablets, phones, etc) - they will find them through the x-rays and you will most likely never see them again.
- Make sure your devices (pods and mods) are fully charged prior to the flight. Security may want to check to see if they turn on for precautionary purposes to ensure it's safe to board any flight.
- Store all external batteries (18350, 18500, 18650, 26650, 20700, 21700, etc) in a battery case. If you're taking your battery charger, carry that on as well
- E-liquid bottles under 100mL of capacity are allowed into your carry on luggage - 100mL (3fl.oz) is the maximum size allowed into your carry on. Store them in a zip-lock bag or even your toiletries bag. Anything bigger than 100mL can go straight into your check in-luggage, so bring as much juice as you'd like!
- For rebuildable vapers, store all your tools (pliers, wire cutters, tweezers, scissors, etc) in your check-in luggage - they are considered weapons!
Flying international to Australia? Keep in mind that the sales of nicotine is illegal throughout Australia, and each state has different laws pertaining to the sales of devices. Sales of devices are permitted in every state except:
- Western Australia: Sales of devices in-store prohibited
- South Australia: Online sales of any vape products prohibited
Flying international from Australia? Do some research on the country you are traveling to in regards to their vaping laws. The last thing you want is for your vape gear to be confiscated at customs once you've landed and you're wanting to have a nice vape after a long flight.
The following countries prohibit vapes and vaping:
- Hong Kong
This blog was written on the 23rd of February 2020. Vape-prohibited countries may have changed.