Traveling with a Disposable Vape

Tips for a Stress-Free Vaping and Traveling Experience

Traveling with a disposable vape can be a great way to enjoy your vacation. Vaping is becoming increasingly popular and more people are embracing it as a healthier alternative to smoking. But it’s important to know the rules and regulations around traveling with a disposable vape. In this article, we’ll discuss the benefits of traveling with a disposable vape, what to consider before you do, how to store and pack your disposable vape, airline policies, and safety tips for using a disposable vape while traveling.

Traveling with disposable Vape

What is a Disposable Vape?

A disposable vape is an electronic device used to vaporize a liquid solution, typically containing nicotine, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, and food-grade flavoring. Disposable vapes come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors and are typically small and discreet. Many disposable vapes have a built-in battery, so you don’t need to worry about charging it before use. Disposable vapes are becoming increasingly popular due to their convenience and portability.

Read More: Disposable Vapes Guide

Benefits of Traveling with a Disposable Vape

There are several benefits to traveling with a disposable vape.

  • Convenience: Disposable vapes are incredibly convenient and easy to use. They are a great option for those who are new to vaping and don’t want to invest in a more expensive setup. Additionally, they are extremely compact and lightweight, making them a great choice for travelers who want to enjoy their favorite e-liquids on the go.
  • Cost-Effective: Disposable vapes are much more cost-effective than traditional vaping setups. They are typically much cheaper than their reusable counterparts, so you can enjoy vaping without breaking the bank.
  • Discreet: Disposable vapes are also much more discreet than traditional vaping setups. They are small and lightweight, so they can easily fit in your pocket or bag without drawing attention. Additionally, they don’t produce a large cloud of vapor, so you can vape in public without drawing unwanted attention.
  • Variety: Disposable vapes come in a variety of flavors, so you can easily find one that suits your taste. Additionally, many disposable vapes come with adjustable wattage settings, so you can customize your vaping experience to your liking.

What to Consider Before Traveling with a Disposable Vape

Before you travel with a disposable vape, there are a few things to consider.


Firstly, you should make sure that the device is legal in the country you are traveling to. Vaping laws vary from country to country. In some countries, such as the United States, vaping is legal but heavily regulated. In others, such as the United Kingdom, vaping is legal but certain restrictions apply. In some countries, such as Thailand, vaping is completely illegal. It is important to research the laws in any country before travelling there with a vape device.

This information is for reference only! You could face a fine, a criminal record, or even imprisonment if you break the smoking/vaping laws in some countries.


    • Legal to own an e-cigarette: Yes
    • Local presence of shops: Yes
    • Additional information: England is probably the most enthusiastic country in the world in terms of e-cigarettes, make the most of it!


    • The sale, importation and manufacturing of e-cigarettes have been banned by the local regulatory authority.


    • Legal to own an e-cigarette: Yes
    • Local presence of shops: Yes
    • Restrictions: the same laws as in the rest of the European Union apply.


    • Legal to own an e-cigarette: Yes
    • Local presence of shops: Yes
    • Restrictions: A law classifies nicotine as a restricted poison if it is not used for therapeutic purposes. However, according to a statement, import for personal reasons may be permitted in certain instances, particularly with a medical prescription. Non-nicotine e-liquids are not regulated. Warning: the legislation may vary from State to State.


    • The sale, importation and advertising of any kind of e-cigarette is forbidden.


    • You cannot legally purchase, sell or import e-cigarettes and even nicotine-free e-cigarettes are banned. Anyone caught using a vaping device in a no-smoking area can be fined $300 (€256) if it is their first offence or $500 (€427) for a subsequent offence.


    • Legal to own an e-cigarette: Yes
    • Local presence of shops: Yes
    • Restrictions: In Ontario, only neutral (unflavoured) e-liquids are permitted. Vapers are also not permitted to try a device in a shop, before purchasing it. In the rest of the country, a Health Canada guidance document classifies e-cigarettes containing nicotine as new medicines and therefore subject to the FDA. As such, there are restrictions on their sale, advertising, promotion, sponsorship, import, and manufacture. Non-nicotine products are not regulated.


    • No vaping product regulations


    • Legal to own an e-cigarette: Yes
    • Local presence of shops: Yes
    • Restrictions: none


    • Legal to own an e-cigarette: Yes
    • Local presence of shops: No
    • Restrictions: Local laws classify vaping as tobacco imitation. The sale and advertising of vaping products is banned. It is banned to vape in enclosed public places.


    • Officially, vaping and all vape related products are banned however there are Vape Shops in some cities. We would advise against vaping in Egypt, even if you spot a friendly vape shop. Although not strictly enforced, you could still face a fine.


    • The sale, importation and manufacture of e-cigarettes is banned. The use of these products in public places is banned along with tobacco products.


    • Legal to own an e-cigarette: No
    • Local presence of shops: No
    • Restrictions: Vaping is completely prohibited in this country.


    • Legal to own an e-cigarette: Yes
    • Local presence of shops: Yes, essentially in Bali
    • Restrictions: E-liquids are taxed at 57%.
    • Additional information: It is strongly recommended to bring your e-liquid refills with you, while bearing in mind that they may get confiscated at the airport.


    • Legal to own an e-cigarette: Yes
    • Local presence of shops: Yes


    • Legal to own an e-cigarette: Yes
    • Local presence of shops: Yes
    • Additional information: Tax on e-liquids for the year 2019 is €0.08 per mL of e-liquid, which is linked with the weighted average price (WAP) of tobacco cigarettes calculated each year, there is also a 22% Value Added Tax (VAT) on the final retail price.


    • Legal to own an e-cigarette: Yes
    • Local presence of shops: Vaping stores are not common and only sell non-nicotine e-liquids.
    • Restrictions: Tobacco consumption and e-cigarette use are highly regulated in Japan. As such, it is for example prohibited to vape in the street, outside designated smoking areas.
    • Additional information: Non-nicotine e-liquids are not currently regulated. However, nicotine-containing vaping products are classified as medicinal products and are regulated under the Japanese pharmaceutical affairs law. Marketing approval for the sale, advertisement, manufacture, importation and distribution of medicinal products must be sought under this law. No medicinal e-cigarettes have been approved to date. The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare issued a statement permitting the private importation of e-cigarettes, provided they are for private use only and the amount is less than one month supply.


    • Legal to own an e-cigarette: Yes
    • Local presence of shops: Yes
    • Restrictions: Nicotine is classified as a poison in this country. The sale, distribution or importation of products containing nicotine is prohibited Since January 2021, e-liquids are subject to a tax of 10%, along with a further tax of €0.40 per millilitre.


    • Legal to own an e-cigarette: Yes
    • Local presence of shops: Yes


    • Legal to own an e-cigarette: Yes
    • Local presence of shops: Yes


    • It’s illegal to buy, sell or use any vape products in Oman.


    • The retail sale of e-cigarettes is prohibited. The use of e-cigarettes is prohibited in places where smoking is prohibited.


    • Although the Philippines government has not yet issued any details on the scope and penalties of their Vaping ban, foreign travelers are advised to not carry e-cigarettes through customs.


    • Quatar is a confusing one. Selling, distribution or possession of a large number of e-cigarettes is still illegal in Qatar but there are exceptions. It’s advised to check for yourself before travelling.


    • The use, purchase and possession of e-cigarettes in Singapore is illegal.

South Korea

    • Legal to own an e-cigarette: Yes
    • Local presence of shops: Yes
    • Restrictions: The use of e-cigarettes is banned in public places and public transport with the exception of designated smoking areas.
      E-cigarette products are subject to a number of taxes and charges (national health promotion, tobacco consumption, local education, and individual consumption taxes) proportional to 1,799 won/mL (approx. $1.53 USD) nicotine liquid; in addition, there is a waste charge of 24 won/20 cartridges (approx. $0.02 USD) and a 10% Value Added Tax (VAT).


    • Legal to own an e-cigarette: Yes
    • Local presence of shops: Yes


    • Legal to own an e-cigarette: Yes
    • Local presence of shops: Yes


    • Legal to own an e-cigarette: Yes
    • Local presence of shops: Yes
    • Restrictions: E-liquid must not contain certain additives and flavours (fruity and gourmet flavours are prohibited). Advertising, promotion and sponsorship (including at the point-of-sale) is banned as is display at point-of-sale. Use is banned in places where smoking is prohibited, including in vehicles where minors under 15 years are present. A tax is also applied to e-liquids.


    • Legal to own an e-cigarette: Yes
    • Local presence of shops: Yes
    • Additional information:  The country applies a tax of €0.10 per ml for e-liquid sales.


    • Legal to own an e-cigarette: Yes
    • Local presence of shops: Yes


    • Legal to own an e-cigarette: At your own risk
    • Local presence of shops: No
    • Restrictions: A public health regulation prohibits the sale, offer for sale or distribution of e-cigarettes, as they look like tobacco products.
    • Additional information: It is strongly recommended to bring your own gear as local sale is prohibited. However, bear in mind that you may encounter problems at the airport, if taking your gear with you, as there have been a number of reports of confiscations by local authorities.

New Zealand

    • Legal to own an e-cigarette: Yes
    • Local presence of shops: Yes
    • Restrictions: Since 2019, vaping products have been regulated like tobacco in New Zealand. There is a ban on sales to persons under 18 years of age, and it is prohibited to vape in places where smoking is prohibited.


    • Legal to own an e-cigarette: Yes
    • Local presence of shops: Yes


    • Legal to own an e-cigarette: Yes
    • Local presence of shops: Yes
    • Additional information: For 2017, the excise duty on e-liquid is €0.31 (USD 0.33) per millilitre.


    • Legal to own an e-cigarette: No
    • Local presence of shops: No
    • Restrictions: E-cigarettes are prohibited under several regulatory mechanisms. The Tobacco Products Control Act prohibits importation and sale of products imitating cigarettes. A notification by the Ministry of Commerce bans the import of e-cigarettes, including those without nicotine. A Consumer Protection Board order bans sale of e-cigarettes, including those without nicotine. The Customs Act prohibits people from bringing untaxed products into Thailand. There is no explicit law banning the use of e-cigarettes, but e-cigarettes are banned where laws prohibit smoking.
    • Additional information: Thailand is one of the most restrictive countries in the world, as far as e-cigarettes are concerned. We strongly advise against bringing your own gear.


    • Legal to own an e-cigarette: Yes
    • Local presence of shops: Yes
    • Restrictions: There are very few e-liquids licensed for sale in the country.
    • Additional information: In Tunisia, vaping is under the monopoly of Régie Nationale des Tabacs et Allumettes (RNTA). Only e-liquids included in the official catalogue are licensed for sale, and this catalogue only lists a few items.


    • Legal to own an e-cigarette: Yes
    • Local presence of shops: Yes

Airline regulations:

It’s important to be aware of airline policies regarding the use of disposable vapes. Most airlines allow passengers to carry vapes in their carry-on baggage, but some may require them to be packed in checked bags, the point is better to clarify before flying. EasyJet, for example, will enable you to carry an electronic cigarette, but not more than two spare batteries in the kit.

Vaping is generally prohibited on all airline flights, including both domestic and international flights. This is due to the fact that the use of electronic cigarettes is a potential fire hazard, and can interfere with the aircraft’s air quality.

In addition to the general regulations, some airlines have specific policies that may be more restrictive than the general regulations. For example, some airlines may prohibit the use of any type of vaporizer or e-cigarette device, even if it is not being used while on board the aircraft. Additionally, some airlines may require that all vaporizers and e-cigarette devices be turned off and stored in checked baggage.

It is important to check with your airline prior to travel to make sure that you are aware of their specific policies regarding vaping.

Can I Use My Vape On The Plane?

No. To the best of our knowledge, there are no airlines that permit vaping while on board. You might feel the urge to take a discreet puff in your seat or in the restroom, but we strongly discourage it. Vaping on an airplane carries the same consequences as smoking. If caught smoking or vaping on a plane, you will face a hefty fine (usually in the thousands) and be arrested upon landing. Since this also poses a security risk, the flight might have to be diverted or canceled altogether. For just a few hours of nicotine craving, we believe it’s not worth the risk.

Can I Bring E-Liquid on the Plane?

Yes. E-Liquids can be carried in your carry-on baggage like any other liquid. As long as they’re no larger than 100ml and unopened, they can be placed in clear plastic bags along with your other liquids. There are no restrictions on carrying E-Liquids in your checked baggage, but be aware of import restrictions in your destination country. Make sure to verify before packing!

Can I Carry My Vape on the Plane?

Yes. Your vape kit can be safely stored in your carry-on baggage if it is empty. If there’s E-Liquid in the tank, you’ll need to place your vape kit (or just the tank) into a clear plastic bag like other liquids when going through security. You can put it back in your carry-on baggage after passing security. If you prefer to store your e-cigarette in your checked baggage, you must keep the batteries INSIDE the mod and ensure it is turned OFF.

Can I Take Batterieson the Plane?

Yes, certainly. The batteries should either be stored within the device itself or separately in a protective cover (such as the original packaging or a silicone sleeve/plastic case). Most airlines permit up to 4 batteries to be stored this way (outside of the mod), with Flybe being an exception, allowing only 2 batteries to be transported externally. If you wish to store batteries in your checked luggage, they must be stored inside the device, which MUST be switched off. Spare batteries are not allowed in checked luggage.

Which Airports Have Smoking Areas?

Numerous airports have smoking areas, too many to enumerate. The majority of airports in the UK offer designated smoking areas. To verify if your specific destination has such facilities, we suggest using the Airport Smokers website. This resource enables you to search for almost any airport globally and discover if they have allocated smoking (and vaping) zones. Nevertheless, we advise checking the official website of the airport you plan to visit for the most current information.

Which Airports Do NOT Have Smoking Areas?

It’s not safe to assume that your destination airport will have a designated smoking area. Many major airports are adopting “Smoke-free” policies, which prohibit indoor smoking areas in airport terminals. This trend is becoming increasingly popular worldwide, so even if your airport isn’t mentioned here, make sure to verify the information for yourself.


  • Buenos Aires-Aeroparque
  • Jorge Newbery Buenos Aires
  • Ezeiza International Airport


  • Adelaide Airport
  • Canberra International Airport
  • Darwin International Airport
  • Gold Coast Airport
  • Hobart International Airport
  • Melbourne Airport
  • Perth Airport
  • Sydney Kingsford-Smith Airport


  • Brasília Kubitschek International Airport
  • Rio de Janerio-Galeão International Airport
  • São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport
  • São Paulo-Congonhas Airport


  • Brunei International Airport


  • Calgary International Airport
  • Edmonton International Airport
  • Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport
  • Vancouver International Airport


  • Santiago International Airport


  • Beijing Capital International Airport
  • Shanghai Pudong International Airport
  • Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
  • Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport

Costa Rica

  • Liberia-Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport
  • San José-Juan Santamaría International Airport


  • Copenhagen Airport


  • Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport


  • Cork Airport
  • Donegal Airport
  • Dublin Airport
  • Shannon Airport

New Zealand

  • Auckland Airport
  • Christchurch Airport


  • Oslo International Airport


  • Alicante-Elche Airport
  • Barcelona El Prat Airport
  • Madrid – Barajas Airport
  • Gran Canaria Airport
  • Ibiza Airport
  • Málaga Airport
  • Menorca Airport
  • Palma de Mallorca Airport
  • Tenerife South Airport


  • Suvarnabhumi (Bangkok)
  • Don Mueang
  • Phuket
  • Chiang Mai
  • Hat Yai
  • Mae Fah Luang


  • Aberdeen International Airport
  • Belfast International Airport
  • Edinburgh Airport
  • Glasgow International Airport
  • London Heathrow Airport
  • London Gatwick Airport


  • Montevideo-Carrasco International Airport


  • Austin-Bergstrom International
  • Baltimore/Washington International Airport
  • Charlotte-Douglas International Airport
  • Chicago Midway Airport
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport
  • Dallas Love Field Airport
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport
  • Denver International Airport
  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
  • Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • Honolulu International Airport
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • La Guardia Airport in New York
  • Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
  • Logan International Airport
  • Los Angeles International Airport
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport
  • Newark Liberty International Airport
  • Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport
  • Orlando International Airport
  • Philadelphia International Airport
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
  • Portland (OR) International Airport
  • Reagan-Washington National Airport
  • Salt Lake City International Airport
  • San Diego International Airport
  • San Francisco International
  • Seattle Tacoma International Airport

Storing and Packing Your Disposable Vape

When traveling with a disposable vape, it’s important to store and pack it correctly.

  • Wrap the disposable vape in a clean cloth or paper towel to avoid any leakage caused by the pressure drops.
  • Place the vape in an airtight container or zip-top bag.
  • Store the vape in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
  • Keep the vape away from any liquids or other items that could damage it.

Safety Tips for Using a Disposable Vape While Traveling

When using a disposable vape while traveling, it’s important to be aware of safety tips. Firstly, you should always use the device in well-ventilated areas and never indoors. Additionally, you should avoid using the device around children and pets, and make sure to dispose of the device properly when you’re done. Finally, you should always keep the device away from flammable materials and never leave it unattended.

Read more: Exploring the safety of disposable vapes


Traveling with a disposable vape can be a great way to experience your vacation. But it’s important to be aware of the rules and regulations surrounding the use of disposable vapes while traveling. By following the tips in this article, you can ensure that your vaping experience is stress-free and enjoyable.

Matthew Ma