Can you take electronic cigarettes and cigarettes in hand luggage?
Smokers and vapers should be careful when traveling and follow the airline’s policy regarding cigarettes and e-cigarettes.
We have explained the rules for carrying them in your hand luggage.
Can you take electronic cigarettes in your hand luggage?
Before traveling, it would be wise to check each airline’s ecig restrictions.
The majority of airlines allow you to have your ecig in hand luggage, however, passengers may be prohibited from flying if they vape on board.
The use of in-flight vapes is strictly prohibited in most airlines.
Easyjet allows you to carry electronic cigarettes and a maximum of two spare batteries in your cabin baggage.
Ryanair has similar rules and both airlines have a strict no-smoking policy.
The same goes for British Airlines and Jet2.
Regardless of which airline you are traveling with, you should make sure that you have followed the safety requirements for batteries and fluids.
Can you take cigarettes in your hand luggage?
Cigarettes are generally allowed in your hand luggage, provided of course that you do not smoke on board.
Most airlines only allow one lighter which must be carried with you at all times during the flight.
Lighters should be placed in a plastic bag for screening before passengers board the flight.
Matches and lighters are not permitted in carry-on or checked baggage.
How many cigarettes can you buy in duty free?
Travelers returning to the UK should be aware that they can only bring in a specific amount of cigarettes without paying tax.
If they exceed their allowance, they will have to declare the goods and pay taxes and duties.
According to government guidelines, the tobacco allowance is:
- 200 cigarettes
- 100 cigarillos
- 50 cigars
- 250g of tobacco
- 200 tobacco sticks for electronic heated tobacco devices
The allowance can also be split, for example, you can carry 100 cigarettes and 25 cigars.