How To Travel With Vaping Equipment
When you’re headed out of town with your vape equipment it’s important to know the rules of traveling. Whether your trips are domestic or international, it’s important to follow all the rules and be mindful of protocol for storing your e-liquid, mods, and of course, having a set of charged batteries for the ideal traveling experience.
This article will focus on different tips if you’re taking a plane and want to bring your vape along to keep you company.
Getting On A Plane
One of the most commonly asked questions about traveling with e-cigs and vape pens is whether or not you can take them on a plane. The answer is yes, you can bring your e-cigarette or vaporizer on your flight, but you will need to make sure you know what you need to put in with luggage versus what you can bring in your carry-on.
Also, to avoid unneeded questioning or having any of your equipment confiscated, you'll need to ensure you pack everything according to airport security standards.
The TSA has recently banned e-cigarettes from traveling in checked luggage, largely due to fire/explosion concerns from "wheeled hoverboards" and batteries improperly stowed. However, you can still can get your equipment onto the plane by following a few simple rules.
Your mods and batteries need to be in your carry-on. Take your batteries out of your mod and put them in an appropriate carrying case (never store batteries unless they're in a proper case). You may be asked to take these items out of your bag for inspection, but don't worry, the TSA has seen plenty of these devices by now, they're not going to be surprised.
Next up is your vape juice. Like anything else liquid, you need to follow the TSA’s three rules for liquids. They’re called the 3-1-1 rules.
3: Any liquid in your carry-on must be in separate bottles no larger than 3 ounces.
1: All of your bottles of liquid must fit into one quart-sized bag.
1: Only one quart-sized bag is allowed per passenger, and must be placed in the security bin for screening
The last thing you want is to have your favorite, expensive bottle of eliquid confiscated at airport security for being too big or packaged improperly. Follow these rules, don’t bring any large bottles of e-juice, and you can zip through the airport security with ease.
Finally, you should research where you’re going. Vaping laws can change whenever you cross over a state or international border. There are a diverse number of almost 70 countries with either restrictions or bans on vape equipment entering or being sold.
Here are a list of the 21 countries with e-cig and vape bans: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Columbia, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, Panama, Singapore, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirate, Uruguay, Venezuela.