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Vaping on Holidays

As we’re sweltering with this ridiculously hot June blazing down on the UK, POTV covers the things you need to know about going on holiday with your vape

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If you look out of the window, it might have stopped raining. So, turn up that thermostat to stay warm as you paw a holiday destinations catalogue. Meanwhile, we list out the things you need to remember about travelling with you vape kit and which destinations may present a problem. Bon vacances!

Over the next few months Brits are going to be packing cases, moaning at airports, and choking to death as they walk through the Duty-Free perfume section. The lucky few who successfully make it through to the departures lounge will suddenly find themselves facing a world of vape confusion. Read on to provide clarity.

Vapes on a plane

The first thing to know is that you are allowed to take your vapes on a plane – but there are certain restrictions.

Eliquids can be packed into your hold luggage, you are allowed up to 100ml of liquids in your hand luggage. If carrying eliquids into the cabin the capacity of the bottles need to be marked on the label or they will be confiscated and thrown away.

At cruising altitude, the difference in pressure will force liquid out of the bottle and tanks. You can avoid covering your things in vape juice by making sure anything containing liquid is in a plastic bag.

Some people pack their tanks in a dry state and rely on a single-use vape for the journey to the airport.

Anything containing a lithium-ion battery is banned from checked-in baggage by the Civil Aviation Authority and must go in your hand luggage with all your other electronic items.

Loose lithium-ion batteries must also be carried in your carry-on luggage in dedicated insulated cases.

Can I vape at the airport or on a plane?


You can use the smoking facilities at airports (if they have them), but you are banned from using your vape on a plane. People who have been caught vaping on flights have been placed on a no-fly list.

It’s important to bear in mind that UK airports have been closing their smoking areas so you might want to consider taking some other nicotine products like snus, gum, sprays and patches – especially if you are travelling long haul.

Countries where vaping is banned

  • Argentina
  • Jordan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Brazil
  • Laos
  • Suriname
  • Cabo Verde
  • Malaysia
  • Syria
  • Cambodia
  • Mauritius
  • Thailand *
  • North Korea
  • Mexico
  • Turkey
  • Ethiopia
  • Nicaragua
  • Turkmenistan
  • Gambia
  • Norway
  • Uganda
  • India
  • Panama
  • Uruguay
  • Iran
  • Qatar
  • Varuatu
  • Iraq
  • Singapore
  • Venezuela

Our experience of the ban in Thailand typifies the experience for many, despite a complete ban on sales and use, vapes proliferate everywhere and are used in the open. POTV is aware that Thai ministers are pressing to legalise vaping to bring it into line with tobacco and cannabis legislation.

For up-to-date checks on the state of vaping play in the country you are visiting, go to The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction’s website.

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Dave Cross

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Dave is a freelance writer; with articles on music, motorbikes, football, pop-science, vaping and tobacco harm reduction in Sounds, Melody Maker, UBG, AWoL, Bike, When Saturday Comes, Vape News Magazine, and syndicated across the Johnston Press group. He was published in an anthology of “Greatest Football Writing”, but still believes this was a mistake. Dave contributes sketches to comedy shows and used to co-host a radio sketch show. He’s worked with numerous vape companies to develop content for their websites.

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