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Flying with your Vape

Travelling with vapes/e-cigarettes, e-liquid and vape accessories is now very common for most people, but there are a few rules and guidelines you should be aware of before jumping on the plane.

First and foremost, any charging or usage of your vape on a plane is strictly prohibited and dangerous.
Secondly, always double-check with airline staff to make sure you are complying with the airline’s policies. 

This article is a guideline for how to safely and legally travel with your vapes, eliquid and accessories.

Carry On or Check In?

  • Your device, batteries and tank should be stored in your carry on luggage.
  • E-Liquid is allowed to be stored in your carry-on or checked-in luggage.


  • ALWAYS make sure to turn your device off before boarding.
  • Unscrew the tank from the device if possible.
  • If you have a device that uses external batteries, ensure to remove the batteries from the device and place them in a battery case.
  • It’s a good idea to fully empty your tank before flying, as the change in elevation often causes a pressure lock resulting in leaking.
  • Keeping your vape gear in one location within your bag will make it easier to find your mod in the case of any issues.


  • Check all bottles for leaks.
  • Make sure the size of each bottle doesn’t exceed allowable liquid amounts (typically 100ml maximum).
  • Juice should be able to be stored in either carry-on or checked luggage it’s always best to check with Airport staff.
  • Store in a clear ziplock bag, in case of a leak.
  • Make sure to check the laws of the country are travelling to or transferring through, as some countries prohibit nicotine eliquid.


  • Always remove batteries from your device if it is possible to do so.
  • Always store batteries securely in a good quality insulating battery case.
  • Always store batteries on carry-on luggage.

E-cigarettes are typically powered by lithium-ion batteries, which can self-ignite if damaged, exposed to high temperates or have a manufacturing defect, therefore they MUST be stored in your carry-on luggage in case of any incident.