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Travel and Vaping Travel Tips - Dominican Republic - Customs

Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by Zurd, Feb 15, 2016.

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  1. craw169

    craw169 New Member

    May 7, 2016
    Yeah a list of friendly countries would be awesome. It would be great if there was somewhere where people could post recent experiences since things seem to change.

    I found that link too after I got home. I could swear it wasn't there before. It is dated 2010. My spanish is non existent but I don't think it mentions ecigs. I think rechargeable batteries are there though.

    I had an ecig with me 2 times before in Punta Cana and didn't have trouble. My stuff got taken in Samana (much smaller airport) but googling around I see people have been having trouble in punta cana too lately.
  2. juicynoos

    juicynoos Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    very sorry to hear this happened to you, it makes you feel awful upset having your private property taken away like that.

    I did see this by Rolygate but is not up to date although may still be helpful.
    Electronic Cigarettes – Global Legal Status -- 2
    afraid that list might be becoming quite short in the near future.

    I know it sucks but I honestly think a cheap ego is the best travel vape unless in the US or Europe or a known region that you confirm prior to travel.
  3. memeticengineone

    memeticengineone Super Member

    Feb 19, 2016
    Would you recommend drinking some of the booze and recorking it to prevent this?

  4. Cacique

    Cacique Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 4, 2014
    Orlando, FL
    I'm not sure how right about this I am, but if I'm right, the bottles need to be sealed and brand new to get them through.
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  5. pascuba

    pascuba Full Member

    When I flew from Puerto Rico to the Dominican Republic last week (19 June 16), went through US customs and TSA - no problem. However, returning today from the Dominican Republic (DR) - security confiscated my MVP and clearomizer. They said that electronic cigarettes were not allow to be on a plane leaving the DR. When I asked the supervisor to define electronic cigarette - he couldn't or wouldn't give me an answer. I told him that I did not have an electronic cigarette because I did not have any cigarette substances in my vape. My device does not have any nicotine - just menthol for my aroma therapy. And that the battery was just that, a battery. I showed him the USB port and the output switch that I used to charge my cell phone - which also had a battery in it. I did tell him that if he wanted to confiscate the clearomizer, I would not have a problem with that - they can keep the 3 mils of the menthol only juice. But he would not budge so - he kept everything. I really wanted to break it so no one else could use it - but he wouldn't let me - so I accused him of stealing from me without proper authority. My wife grabbed my arm and said to leave quickly before I was thrown in jail. So I would say - if you want or must go to the DR take the cheapest disposable vape gear with you - knowing that you won't be able to leave the country with it. Don't plan on buying it there - it's way too expensive.
  6. AlphaGuitarist

    AlphaGuitarist Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 2, 2015
    New York City
    Going forward, I'll avoid DR in general. When it comes to Caribbean, I prefer Bahamas anyway and will spend my money there. Way to alienate an entire demographic.
  7. Zurd

    Zurd Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2010
    Just found this:
    Sunwing Airlines

    It clearly says:
    "The Dominican Republic does not permit electronic cigarettes in checked or carry-on bags."

    But I'm gonna be fine this time because I'm going to Cuba instead! :)
  8. MelissaKey
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    Dec 30, 2016
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