Can you take e-cigs and cigarettes in hand luggage? | The Sun

PEOPLE carrying cigarettes or vapes may want to check the rules of the airline they're using before attempting to bring them on the plane.

This is because there are different rules and regulations on the subject between particular airline companies. This is what we know.

Can you take e-cigs in your hand luggage?

Before travelling, it'd be wise to check each airline's restrictions when it comes to e-cigs.

The majority of airlines do allow you to have your e-cig in a carry-on- however, passengers could be banned from flying if they vape onboard.

The use of vapes while flying is strictly prohibited in most airlines.

Easyjet allows you to carry e-cigarettes and a maximum of two spare batteries in your cabin bag.


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Ryanair has similar rules and both airlines have strict non-smoking policies.

The same goes for British Airlines and Jet2.

Regardless of the airline, you are travelling with, you need to ensure you have followed the safety requirements for batteries and liquids.

Can you take cigarettes in your hand luggage?

Cigarettes are generally allowed in your hand luggage, provided of course you are not going to smoke onboard.

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Three things to always pack in your hand luggage according to flight attendants

Most airlines do allow only one lighter that must be kept on you at all times during the flight.

Lighters will need to be placed in a plastic bag for screening before passengers board the flight.

Matches and lighters are not allowed in hand or checked-in baggage.

How many cigarettes can you buy at duty-free?

Travellers who return to the UK must be aware they can only bring a specific amount of cigarettes without having to pay tax.

If they go over their allowance they will have to declare the goods and pay tax and duty.

According to the Government guidelines, the tobacco allowance is:

  • 200 cigarettes
  • 100 cigarillos
  • 50 cigars
  • 250g tobacco
  • 200 sticks of tobacco for electronic heated tobacco devices

The allowance can also be split- for example, you can carry 100 cigarettes and 25 cigars.

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