As travel around Australia begins to open up again and with Christmas just around the corner, you’re probably starting to plan your next adventure.
Whether you’re heading interstate to see family, or you’re planning an overseas trip in the future, there’s a lot you need to consider in the lead up – what to pack, how much money to take, and what to do when you get there.
If you vape, there’s an added stress of whether or not you can take your vape on the plane, or if you can even take it in the first place. The following tips will assist.
Your Guide To Plane Travel With Vapes
The Laws Regarding Vaping
It’s imperative that no matter where you’re travelling to, you understand the local laws around vaping. In Australia you can take your vape anywhere, but you can only use it in areas that are designated to smoking.
It’s also important to mention that while it is legal to import three months supply of e-liquid nicotine for personal use; if you have any more than that, make sure you have a note from your doctor on hand.
Overseas, it’s perfectly legal to vape in the US, Europe, Canada and Mexico, however it is illegal to vape in China, Dubai, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and India. Check the laws before you go or you could face hefty fines.
How To Pack Your Vape
Airlines have pretty strict rules when it comes to flammable fluids, so pay attention to what you are packing, and where.
You should have your batteries, devices and fluid (less than 100ml) in your carry-on luggage. You can have your e-liquid, empty tanks and spare coils in your checked luggage.
Before boarding the place, it’s important to empty the tank before flying as the pressure can cause the fluid to leak. Always ensure the device has been switched off and unscrew the tank from the device if possible.
If your vape has external batteries, remove these. Put all your vape items together in one bag, preferably a see-through bag, and check your e-liquid to make sure there are no leaks.
Vaping In Transit
Vaping while in transit is common – but you need to understand where you can do this. You can’t vape on planes, regardless of where you are in the world. You’ll also find that at most airports you can only vape in the designated smoking areas.
If you only have a limited time in transit, you might want to check the airport’s website to see where these are located (they aren’t always easy to find).
If you don’t have the chance to do that, head straight to the information desk and ask there. Keep in mind that you can’t charge your e-cig on a plane, so you need to ensure you do this before you leave.
Travelling with your vape doesn’t have to be stressful or a big deal (unless it’s illegal in the country you’re traveling to which is why research is so important) – just make sure you prepare before you go and follow the above tips.