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Vaping Around the World

The laws on E-cigarettes differ around the world, if you’re planning a holiday soon you will need to know the laws on vaping in the country you are planning on visiting.

The list below covers some of the most popular travel destinations (accurate as of January 2018). Please use this guide as part of your research before travelling but also consult other sources to ensure you have more up to date knowledge. Some countries such as the USA, Australia and Russia have both national and state/regional laws.

Ensure you check the policy on E-cigarettes with your airline to avoid confiscation before you’ve even reached your destination.

Europe

The UK

Permitted

France

Permitted

Germany

Permitted

Italy

Permitted

Useful information: Italy has a large number of vapers but has also introduced some tax laws at the end of 2017 which makes vaping more expensive than smoking. Because of this there aren’t many shops around.

Greece

Permitted

 Turkey

Useful information: Whilst you can legally vape in Turkey the sale of vaping devices and liquids is banned.

Spain

Permitted

Portugal

Permitted

The Netherlands

Permitted

Russia

Permitted

Denmark

Permitted

Useful information: Until recently vaping products were classed as medical supplies and were therefore banned from general sale.

Sweden

Permitted

Useful information: Sweden, like Denmark, had classed e-cigarettes as medical products meaning they were banned from sale to the consumer.

Finland

Permitted

Norway

Permitted with Limitations

Useful information: Vaping is allowed, however, the sale of nicotine-containing products is not. If you plan on staying for a while then you’ll require a doctor’s note to show that your vaping to help quit smoking. Without this, your device and liquids may be confiscated. If you’re making a shorter trip then you shouldn’t have any issues.

Iceland

Permitted

Malta

Permitted

Belgium

Permitted

Austria

Permitted

Vaping in Switzerland

Permitted

North America

The USA

Useful information: Each individual state sets their own laws. Generally vaping is allowed with the variation coming in the form of where you are allowed to vape. A number of states have total bans on vaping indoors, some leave it to the discretion of the business owner and some simply have no bans.

Canada

Permitted

Mexico

Permitted with Limitations

Useful information: Vaping is legal in Mexico, however under federal law, you can not sell, trade, promote, distribute or produce any vape related products.

Jamaica

Permitted

Useful information: There is a ban on imports with many people having devices confiscated when trying to enter the country.

The Bahamas

Permitted

South America

Brazil

Banned

Argentina

Banned

Venezuela

Banned

Chile

Permitted

Asia

China

Permitted

Useful information: Vaping laws tend to vary from region to region but e-cigarettes are allowed throughout China so just check on any regional variations before you visit.

Japan

Permitted with Limitations

Useful information: Vaping is allowed but using e-liquids that contain nicotine are not.

Hong Kong

Permitted with Limitations

Useful information: In Hong Kong nicotine is under the classification of  poison so any e-liquids containing it are against the law and their usage is considered a criminal offence. There are plans to ban vaping totally so if you plan on travelling to Hong Kong make sure you check the current status.

Singapore

Banned

Thailand

Banned

Useful information: Risks a 10 year jail sentence.

 South Korea

Permitted

India

Permitted

Malaysia

Permitted

Useful information: Another country where state and national laws conflict. There is no national ban on vaping but several states prohibit the sale of vape products. There seems to be no issue for tourists bringing e-cigarettes into the country.

The Philippines

Permitted (Potential to Change)

Saudi Arabia

Banned

Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Banned

The Maldives

Permitted

Cambodia

Banned

Oceania

Australia

Permitted with Limitations

Useful information: Vaping is not banned but using e-liquids that contain nicotine is. Purchasing e-cigarettes is against the law in some states but legal in others.

New Zealand

Permitted

Fiji

Permitted

Papua New Guinea

Permitted

Africa

South Africa

Permitted with Limitations

Useful information: E-cigarettes are legal but e-liquids that contain Nicotine are prohibited.

Morocco

Unclear

Egypt

Permitted with Limitations

Useful information: E-cigarettes are legal but vaping in public is not.

Tunisia

Unclear

Useful information : The National Board of Tobacco and Matches (RNTA) is the only body entitled to sell vape products in Tunisia.  The laws on carrying your device and liquids into the country aren’t clear, however if you plan on trying we recommend not taking anything of value in case it is confiscated.

Kenya

Permitted

Mauritius

Permitted

Zambia

Permitted