Vaper's Travel Diary: Popular Travel Destinations to Avoid
And a few you might want to check out instead!
Stepping off the plane, you're ready to explore new terrains and immerse yourself in a different culture. The excitement is palpable, isn't it? But amidst the flurry of packing and planning, it's crucial to consider one thing - your trusty vape. As much as it's a part of your daily routine, toting it along might not be as straightforward as you think.
Heck, in some places, it might even land you on the wrong side of the law! So, before you zip your bag shut, it might be worth taking a moment to check if your holiday destination is vape-friendly. After all, no one wants their holiday souvenirs to include hefty fines or worse! So, let's navigate the tricky waters of vaping laws abroad, shall we?
What vapes to pack when travelling
So, you're set on bringing your vape kit along for the ride. First things first, you must ensure you're packing it correctly. You'd be surprised to learn how many vapers overlook this basic aspect! Keep in mind, especially when flying, to double-check the number of vape batteries your airline permits. Different airlines, different rules. Vape kits must go in your hand luggage. For more info see our previous post about flying with vapes.
Here's a top tip for you: consider packing disposable vapes. They are lighter, and easier to handle and you won't have to worry about losing your favourite kit in transit. Plus, they're a breeze to use - puff, enjoy, dispose, repeat. These have to go in your hand luggage though so be conscious of space. Keep them in their original packaging and open them when you're ready to use them; this also helps save on space in your luggage - no need for carrying bottles for refills!
So, before you embark on your journey, don't forget to do your homework on vaping rules and pack accordingly. After all, who wants a run-in with airline security while on holiday? Not us, and certainly not you, we reckon.
Popular Destinations Where Vaping Is Banned
Ready to embark on your journey? Steady on, mate! Before you board that plane, let's talk about some popular holiday destinations where your vape might not be as welcome as you are. Don't worry though, if you're not able to ditch the nicotine hit while on holiday you can always look at NRTs (Nicotine Replacement Therapy) such as nicotine gum, patches and sprays, just make sure that there are no restrictions in place around nicotine products.
One of the most popular tourist hotspots for Brits looking for sunshine, Turkey's vape laws are strict. The sale, importation and distribution of vape products is banned here. So, while you can take your personal kit along with you for personal use, make sure to keep it discreet and not flaunt it in public.
India's stance on vaping is a little confusing as the law isn't explicitly clear; however, there are reports suggesting a complete ban on the sale, importation and distribution of vape products. So, it's best to leave your kit at home if you're planning to visit this beautiful country.
This stunning Scandinavian nation is popular among tourists for its natural beauty and rich history. Unfortunately, vaping is not allowed here, so make sure to leave your kit at home if you're visiting Denmark.
Purchasing vapes in the land of kangaroos and koalas is prohibited and limited only to prescribed medicine. This doesn't mean that vaping is outright banned though, and the country has been slow to implement regulating the change.
With its stunning beaches and vibrant culture, Mexico is a popular holiday destination for many. But, it's worth noting that vaping is banned in all forms here. If you're planning to visit this enchanting country, better leave your e-cigarette behind.
Known for its beautiful temples, bustling street markets and delectable food, Thailand is a must-visit destination. However, keep in mind that the sale and importation of vape products are prohibited in this country. While it's not technically illegal to use vapes in Thailand, it's best to do so with caution and respect for local laws.
A perfect blend of East and West, Hong Kong is a cosmopolitan city that attracts millions of visitors each year. But did you know vaping is completely banned here? So, unless you want to get into trouble with the law, we recommend leaving your vape at home before heading to this vibrant city.
From bustling cities to serene countryside, there's something for everyone in Japan. But if you're a vaper, be careful as possession and use of any e-cigarettes or nicotine fluid is banned here. In Japan, nicotine vapes are considered medicinal however nicotine-free vapes are not legally regulated.
Top Holiday Destinations for Vapers
While some popular holiday spots might have a bit of an anti-vaping stance, there are still plenty of astounding destinations where you can vape to your heart's content. From the sunny beaches of Spain to the thrilling nightlife in Amsterdam, or the lush landscapes of New Zealand, these places offer a perfect blend of exploration and relaxation.
Why not take a stroll down the streets of Rome with your vape in hand, or enjoy the majestic views of Canada's mountain ranges while puffing on your favourite flavour? Sounds like a dream holiday, right? Just remember, folks, our mantra - "When in Rome, do as the Romans do". Make sure to respect local customs and manners wherever you go!