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Vaping Laws Around The World-AFRICA

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Africa

Of all the continents we’ve looked as Africa is perhaps the hardest to get clear information on. If you plan on visiting Africa we suggest taking devices and liquids that are fairly inexpensive as there is a chance they could be confiscated.




Vaping in South Africa

Status: Permitted with Limitations

What you need to know: E-cigarettes are legal but e-liquids that contain Nicotine are prohibited. Users of travel forums report shops selling nicotine e-liquids are common but keep in mind that by purchasing and using them you will be breaking local laws.


Vaping in Morocco

Status: Unclear

What you need to know: At the time of writing (Jan 2018) no known regulations seem to exist that cover vaping. The major cities and tourist hot spots have vape shops and there are no current issues taking you device and liquids with you when travelling to Morocco.


Vaping in Egypt

Status: Permitted with Limitations

What you need to know:  Reports on weather Vaping in Eygpt is legal are mixed. A proposed law to ban vaping in 2015 was never passed, instead, politicians decided that a 2011 ruling by the Technical Committee of Drugs that stated "all potentially toxic products couldn’t be imported or sold"  was sufficient. Egypt now has a fairly well established vaping community with vape shops both online and on the high street. Users of travel forums report no issues vaping in the main tourist areas but it’s worth checking with your hotel/resort staff about local laws or restrictions.


Vaping in Tunisia

Status: Unclear

What you need to know: Currently, the National Board of Tobacco and Matches (RNTA) is the only body permitted to sell vape products in Tunisia. This gives the government a monopoly on the sale of vape products and also heavily limits supply and options. Vape shops do exist but they have been known to be raided and closed down by authorities. The laws on carrying your device and liquids into the country aren’t clear but if you plan on trying we recommend not taking anything of value in case it is confiscated.


Vaping in Kenya

Status: Permitted

What you need to know: E-cigarette usage is legal with few restrictions.


Vaping in Madagascar

Status: Permitted

What you need to know: Vaping is regulated by the same laws as smoking and therefore you are permitted to vape in the same areas you can smoke.


Vaping in Mauritius

Status: Permitted

What you need to know: Vaping is legal with few restrictions.


Vaping in Zambia

Status: Permitted

What you need to know: Vaping is regulated by the same laws as smoking and therefore you are permitted to vape in the same areas you can smoke.


Vaping in Ethiopia

Status: Permitted

What you need to know: E-cigarettes are legal but vaping is not allowed in public.


Vaping in Uganda

Status: Banned

What you need to know: E-cigarettes have been banned since 2016.


Vaping in Tanzania/Zanzibar

Status: Unclear

What you need to know: There is no information available on the laws for Tanzania, however, users of travel forums report no issues. Taking and using your device should be done so with caution and it’s not recommended to travel with anything of value.


Vaping in Nigeria

Status: Permitted with Limitations

What you need to know: It is not 100% clear but vaping does seem to be permitted but not in public.


Vaping in Ghana

Status: Permitted

What you need to know: Vaping is regulated by the same laws as smoking and therefore you are permitted to vape in the same areas you can smoke.


Vaping in Botswana

Status: Permitted

What you need to know: Vaping is legal with few restrictions.


Vaping in Swaziland

Status: Permitted

What you need to know: Vaping is regulated by the same laws as smoking and therefore you are permitted to vape in the same areas you can smoke.


Vaping in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Status: Permitted

What you need to know: Information is limited but from what we can gather vaping is permitted and vape shops exist in towns and cities.


Vaping in Seychelles

Status: Permitted

What you need to know:  It was reported in March 2019 that Seychelles would be legalising e-cigarettes. Alternative nicotine delivery systems will be classified as Tobacco Products and so it is likely the same laws that currently apply to smoking will also apply to vaping.


Vaping in Senegal

Status: Permitted

What you need to know: Vaping is legal in Senegal and we've been advised by a reader of the blog who has visited the country in 2018 that vape shops are plentiful in the Capital. They also advised that there were no issues taking their device through airport security. 


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