April 20, 2021 4 min read

Travelling with Your Vape Device: What You Need To Know

If you are a vape lover who wants to travel abroad for holidays or business, you need to brush up on your legislation and some vape travel tips to ensure you stay on the right side of the law.

You don’t want to take a plane to a new region entirely, say South East Asia, and wind up in trouble with the law. Your punishment for vaping out of turn may be a slap on your wrist or imprisonment in some cases.

We, at rainbowvapes love to keep our customers in the know. We don’t want to see you get caught out and having to pay hefty fines or face jail times.

More so, e-cig devices are not like traditional cigarettes. They are electronic devices that you need to handle carefully to prevent a potential hazard.

So if you’re a vaper that has post-COVID travel plans, here are some important things to keep in mind:

Check the local vaping regulations

You need to keep in mind that vaping regulations vary from one country to another. Some countries may say no to vaping outrightly, but some countries simply keep regulations to control vaping in public, especially using vape devices on public transport.

That’s why you need to check what the public transport vaping regulation is saying before you travel.

Also, note that some jurisdictions such as municipalities have their independent regulations. So before heading to a particular area, check what the vaping regulation states.

That said, you may have to leave your vaping device behind depending on where you’re travelling to. Some countries completely frown at the use of vape devices.

We’ve helped you a bit to put together some popular destinations that prohibit the use of e-cigarettes. These countries include:

  • Dubai
  • Brazil
  • Hong Kong
  • China
  • Vietnam
  • Singapore
  • Japan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey

Some other countries like Finland may not ban the sales of vape products, but they prohibit the importation of these products for private use.

The rules vary widely and differ between states in the U.S.

So, the best thing to do friend is to familiarize yourself with the vaping rules of your destination before moving with your baggage. This is important to avoid putting yourself in a sticky situation.

We must emphasize this part: Make sure you know the rules of your chosen mode of transport. Every mode of transport has put in place some measures around the use of electronic cigarettes whether around the airport or station or whether on-board.

Most airlines, train lines, bus companies have the rules stated out clearly on their website. So go ahead and spend some time checking the transport company’s website before booking or boarding.

Carry spare batteries

If you’re going on a long trip, it never hurts to bring a few extra batteries as you might need them along the way. But note that you have to pack them safely.

Most airlines allow you to carry lithium-ion batteries in hand luggage. However, they most likely be limited to a maximum of two batteries.

Note that batteries are highly conductive items. When they come in contact with metallic objects, they could short-circuit, and this could lead to an explosion.

So, ensure you seal your e-cig battery terminals using electrical tape.

Secure your e-liquid to avoid a mess

When travelling with any liquid, you need to take the necessary precautions to avoid any kind of unwanted spillage. This is the case with e-liquids.

The truth is that no one wants to deal with a liquid mess in the middle of a journey. E-liquid spillage may not cause any bodily harm to you or any other passenger, but what about the mess it causes? You may end up wet and sticky.

Listen up here- it is okay to be frugal but don’t try to pack your e-liquids in cheap and flimsy bottles. There are lots of reputable liquid manufacturers to source quality bottles from. So consider, buying some quality empty bottles separately to pack your e-liquid in. This can save you a whole lot of unforeseen laundry bills and frustration down the line.

More so, always treat small 10 ml bottles of e-liquids, or e-cig refills as you would any other liquid. It is fine to keep them in your hand luggage but put them in a clear plastic bag when going through security. The larger shortfill e-liquids can go into your checked baggage.

Some airports, like the Hong Kong Airport, will not allow you to carry e-liquids or e-cig refills as they regard these nicotine products to be poison.

However, if you’re in doubt, you can simply travel with 0mg shortfills. But as a nicotine user, always remember to mix your nic shots before you travel.

Disconnect your vape batteries

Regulated e-cigs are always equipped with a safety lock that disallows any accidental activation of the device. But that’s not the case with unregulated mods.

So if you’re having a mechanical or unregulated mod, always take out your batteries when travelling. If you fail to remove the battery, you may cause a battery fire if you accidentally push down the fire button of your device in your luggage.

If your device has a button-locking mechanism, ensure you activate it before tossing it into your luggage.

Final Remark

Always remember that some vaping is unlikely to be as popular as it is in the UK in other countries. Some locals may not have seen vaping equipment before, and some may be heavily influenced by poor quality information. So always make your research before travelling and blowing your clouds in public.

More so, keep the information above in mind to avoid being caught up by the law and causing inconveniences you don’t want to be dealing with along the way.

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