Vaping on Holiday Guide

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Going on holiday soon? Worried about the various vaping laws in different countries? Well look no further! The team at True Vape has put together a handy guide to the various vaping laws in popular overseas destinations to ensure that you don’t get caught out.

Disclaimer – this guide is designed to be used as a handy guide only. We strongly advise all travellers to do their own research into the vaping laws of the country they are visiting. For more information get in touch with one of the True Vape team.

 

Places where vaping is outright BANNED

Argentina
Austria
Brazil
Brunei
Colombia
Egypt
Indonesia
Jordan
Malaysia
Mexico
Oman
Panama
Singapore
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Turkey
UAE
Uruguay
Venezuela

 

Places where vaping is heavily restricted and we advise NOT taking your vaping gear

Denmark
Finland
Japan
Hongkong
Hungary
Iran
New Zealand
Norway
South Africa
Sweden
Switzerland

 

EUROPE

Spain – Should be OK to take your vaping supplies, and most public places will allow vaping. However like the UK the sale of atomizers over 2ml and e-liquid containers above 10ml has been banned across the country.

France & Belgium – Should be OK to take your vaping supplies, but be aware that vaping is banned in in areas where minors are present, on public transport, and in workplace areas.

Italy – Should be OK to take your vaping supplies, but vaping is only allowed in private buildings, open-air areas or special places reserved for smokers.

Portugal – Should be OK to take your vaping supplies, but vaping is only allowed in private buildings, open-air areas or special places reserved for smokers.

Germany – Should be OK to take your vaping supplies and has very relaxed vaping laws.

The Netherlands – Should be OK to take your vaping supplies and has very relaxed vaping laws.

Greece – Should be OK to take your vaping supplies and generally relaxed vaping laws. Under 18s are allowed to buy nicotine-free e-liquid.

Ireland – Should be OK to take your vaping supplies and has very relaxed vaping laws. Vaping is not covered in the smoking ban, so it is up to the discretion of the establishment owner.

 

REST OF THE WORLD

USA – Regulations on vaping do vary massively from state to state, and there is even varying legislation at city level. With this in mind we recommend doing your own research into the laws of the particular state(s) you are visiting.

Canada – Should be OK to take your vaping supplies, It is legal to use, sell, and advertise vaping products in Canada.

Australia – E-liquids containing nicotine are banned for sale and use. Vaping itself is legal, as long as there is no nicotine in the e-liquid that is being vaped.

China – Should be OK to take your vaping supplies. It is legal to use, sell, and advertise vaping products in Canada.

Japan – Vaping products that contain nicotine are considered medicinal products, and there are no vape devices with nicotine that have been approved for sale in Japan, so proceed with caution.

India – Vaping products are classified as drugs, and there are no e-cigarettes that have been officially approved for sale in India.  However there are no regulations for the use of vaping devices, so we recommend checking with your travel provider for more information.

 

Airline Regulations

The following table shows a brief guide of the various regulations for flying with vaping supplies.  Please always speak to your airline or travel provider before embarking on your journey.

Flight Operator Policy
British Airways You cannot use e-cigarettes or similar items on board. They state that you can take electronic cigarettes in your carry-on luggage but are advised to seal liquids in a clear bag. You may not carry them in your checked luggage.
EasyJet You can carry e-cigarettes and a maximum of two spare batteries in your cabin bag, but not in the hold.
Flybe You can carry an e-cigarette on your person (filled or empty) or within your cabin bag only as long as it permits to the usual security restrictions.
Thomas Cook Airlines The use of electronic cigarettes is prohibited. You may carry them on your person or in carry-on baggage.. Electronic cigarettes are not allowed within checked baggage as they may cause a fire hazard.
Thomson Airways You’re not allowed to use electronic cigarettes on the plane. This includes charging. They can be carried on as hand luggage only and are not permitted in hold luggage.
Virgin Atlantic Airways You can carry Electronic cigarettes onboard but you are not allowed to use them.
Atlantic Airways Vaping is strictly forbidden on all Atlantic Airways flights but you may carry your e cigarettes in your hand luggage.
Eastern Airways No smoking or vaping on board any aircraft or in lounges. You also cannot charge electronic cigarettes within Eastern Airways lounges. Electronic cigarettes may be carried on board but not within your luggage. Refills are not permitted.
Jet2 Passengers can carry e-cigarettes in their cabin baggage but not in checked baggage. E-cigarettes are not permitted for use on flights.
Monarch The use of e cigarettes is prohibited but they can be carried in your hand luggage.