Can You Bring Vape on Plane? (TSA Guidelines)

Some changes have been made in travel guidelines after the global pandemic of novel coronavirus. Certain items are banned from carrying in check-in and carry-in baggage at airports.

Many people search for airport guidelines on vaping and tobacco-related products. While packing your bags, you should read the guidelines if you fly somewhere.

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Can you bring a vape on the plane?

This is a common doubt that everyone has. Hence, this guide will clarify all your doubts about flying with vape juice in airplanes.

I’ll explain the TSA’s (Transportation Security Administration) guidelines on vaping and smoking products.

The TSA’s guidelines on vaping are not straightforward. You can carry your vape device and e-liquids in checked-in baggage, but quantity is limited.

Also, your travel destination is another factor that decides where you can travel with your vape pen or e-juice bottle.

However, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind while carrying your vape devices with you on the plane.

Can You Bring Vape Mod On Plane?

According to Federal Aviation Administration, you can travel with vape mods and e-cigarettes.

However, there are certain safety guidelines on carrying lithium-ion batteries that power your vape mod.

You can properly pack your vape and keep it in your checked-in luggage. It’s better to disassemble all parts and pack them in a zip-lock bag.

This will help you keep your vape devices and e-liquids safe from leakage. You should be of legal vaping age for domestic flights as per your origin and destination.

TSA has a separate guideline for carrying batteries (rechargeable and non-rechargeable) on airplanes.

Can You Bring Vape Juice On Plane?

The TSA’s guidelines on liquids, gels, aerosols, pastes, and creams also apply to vape juices.

You can bring vape juice up to 100ml in carry-on bags. Anything above 100ml should go into checked-in baggage.

Also, you should ensure that vape juice should not in a glass container because it’s considered a hazardous material.

It’s recommended to pack your vape juice or any liquid in a transparent zip-lock bag, and it should be free from spillage.

Can You Fly With CBD Oil and THC Vape?

Cannabis (CBD) is banned in various states; however, in the 2018 Farm Bill, the US government legalized the production of CBD.

Also, TSA changed its CBD policy last year, where you can take CBD oil with less than 0.3% THC.

Cannabis with 0.3% THC is considered medical marijuana, but it’s only allowed to medical professionals.

There is no mention of public protection in the 2018 Farm Bill, where the production of Cannabis is legalized.

So, avoiding taking CBD oil, weed, or THC cartridge on flights is better. If you’re traveling abroad, don’t bring CBD oil or similar addictive materials on the plane.

Can You Vape on a Plane?

Smoking and vaping are strictly prohibited on almost all airlines. So, never try to vape on a plane.

If caught vaping or smoking on an airplane, you may be fined a hefty amount or might land in jail. Also, airlines or airport authorities may impose some strict bans on your passport.

However, you can vape or use e-cigarettes in the designated smoking areas at the airport.

Can You Travel With Vape Internationally?

Vaping and vaping-related products are banned in some countries; hence you can not travel everywhere with vaping devices and e-liquids.

You should check the vaping regulations of your travel destination before packing your bags. Some countries have banned the import of nicotine-containing vape juices.

Also, there are some countries where you’re only allowed to bring a limited quantity of vape juice. So, it’s always better to check the guidelines before flying to any country.

What Countries Are Banned Vapes?

You should check the local laws on vaping and smoking. If you’re traveling abroad, you must read the vaping laws of your destination.

Here’s a list of countries where vaping is banned:

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Dubai
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Japan
  • Norway
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam

How To Bring Vape on Plane?

If traveling with your vaping device, you must read your destination country’s vaping law. Only pack your disposables or mods when the destination country allows vaping.

If your destination allows vaping, follow the TSA’s guidelines and pack your vaping device appropriately.

Also, you should keep your devices and liquids in your carry-on baggage. It’s always better to pack all your vaping gear in a transparent zip-lock bag.

This will help you help to get clearance at the airport security check. Also, it’s better to disassemble your vape coil from the battery to minimize fire risk.

Follow these steps to pack your vaping devices-

  1. Turn off your vape mod.
  2. Disassemble your atomizer and vape coil from the box mod.
  3. Empty the vape tank.
  4. Pack all accessories in a transparent zip-lock bag.
  5. If you’re traveling with a spare battery, insulate the terminal and pack it in a padded box.
  6. Put all vaping accessories in your carry-on baggage.

How To Bring Vape Juice on Plane?

You must follow certain guidelines if you want to carry your favorite flavor of e-liquid.

Airlines have special rules for traveling with liquid items. However, you better consult with your airline because sometimes it requires special permissions.

You cannot carry more than 100ml liquids in your carry-on bag. Also, glass containers are not allowed.

So, you must pack your e-liquid into a plastic bottle and keep it in your checked-in baggage.

Follow these tips for packing e-juice for flying-

  1. If your vape juice is in a glass bottle, transfer it into a plastic bottle.
  2. Tightly seal the cap and put it into a transparent zip-lock bag.
  3. Place it into your check-in baggage.
  4. Remove it from your bag at the security checkpoint and present it separately for inspection.
  5. Once it passes the security checkpoint, put it back into check-in baggage.


You must follow the TSA guidelines to bring your vaping devices and e-liquids on a plane. Also, check the local laws of your travel destination. Some countries have banned vaping altogether.

Pack all your devices and liquids in your carry-on baggage if you’re traveling with a vape. Turn off your device and disassemble the atomizer from the box mod. Empty the tank and pack all accessories in a transparent zip-lock bag.

Hemok was an active tobacco smoker two years back. I used to smoke 12-15 packs of cigarettes every day before shifting to E-Cigarettes. I'll share my vaping journey with readers.

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