CATSA now banning e-cigarettes in checked bags

CATSA now banning e-cigarettes in checked bags

Smokers trying to get around the limits on tobacco being brought back into Canada from other countries by travelling with electronic cigarettes and airplane checked bags, take note.

Both the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) and the United States Transportation Department have banned passengers and crew from carrying e-cigarettes and their charging devices in their checked baggage.

Due to the fire risk these carry, e-cigarettes are not allowed in checked baggage. CATSA requires electronic cigarettes on flights to be stored in your carry-on baggage.

According to the CATSA website, e-cigarettes “do not need to be removed from cases or bags in order to be screened.” However, any liquids used by these devices must follow the liquid restrictions on-board, meaning they must be 100ml or less and packed in one clear, re-sealable plastic bag.

Even though e-cigarettes are allowed onboard the aircraft in your carry-on, vaping is still banned onboard aircraft.

For a full-list of what is and isn’t allowed in your carry-on baggage and checked baggage, visit the CATSA website and search your item for more information.

For more information on airline baggage restrictions, read the following:

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