Slovakia – CBD is a controlled substance and considered illegal. Do not travel with any CBD product.
If you are wondering whether it’s OK to take CBD oil to the airport when you’re in the UK, or from another country, then we will answer that question for you in this guide for flying with CBD oil.
Although perfectly legal in the UK, Europe and the US for consumption, possession of CBD products is still a source of anxiety for many people simply due to its association with cannabis. Add to that the idea of travelling through border control with CBD products, and you can understand why so many people are asking, ‘Am I safe to travel with CBD?’
Which countries in Europe can you bring CBD to?
CBD oils, capsules and oral sprays;
CBD coffee, beers, water and other drinks
CBD edibles like gummies, lollipops, brownies and other foods
A ‘novel food’ is any food that was not consumed prior to 15th May 1997. Products that fall under the scope of being a novel food are: –
Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Czech Republic, Estonia, Sweden, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Croatia, Switzerland and Poland – CBD oil is legal so no problem travelling with CBD oil from the UK.
Technically, any CBD purchased in the UK should be perfectly safe to travel to the US, because it will meet the US federal THC requirement of being less than 0.3%. However, there are certain checks you should make prior to travel: –
Some countries are changing their rules, however. The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced last month that passengers can now fly with some forms of CBD oil and one hemp-derived medication approved by the FDA.
Holidays to certain countries require careful packing as items could be illegal there that are acceptable in the UK. One such article that can cause complications is CBD (cannabidiol) oil. An estimated 300,000 people use it in the UK but it’s advisable to think twice before travelling with it in your hand luggage, even if it does help settle pre-flight nerves. CBD oil is banned in some countries so it’s best to check restrictions ahead of travel.
Flights: Why you should never pack CBD oil in your hand luggage for these destinations
“Officials will only let you through if you can show you have been prescribed CBD by a doctor and don’t have more than three month’s supply.”
“For example, in New Zealand and Australia, you can’t buy CBD products over the counter.
Some foodstuffs might not strike you as counting as a liquid but they actually do.
For instance, soft cheese can melt and therefore turn into a liquid – so airport security counts it as such.
Generally laws are tighter in Asian and African countries, but there are exceptions across the board. As ever with CBD, research is key. Either visit the Visa HQ Customs site, or, if you’re flying in the U.S or Europe, you can check Alternative Airlines for a breakdown of CBD laws by region.
One of the most common queries we get concerning legality is whether or not you can take cannabidiol on a flight. Since people get used to the daily routine of buying CBD and taking CBD, the prospect of not being able to take it abroad for business or on holiday can be frustrating. As ever, given the relative flippancy with which CBD’s legality is often handled, the question isn’t a simple yes or no situation.
Before getting into the specifics of your Broad Spectrum CBD E-liquid and whether you can or can’t fly with it, the most universal impediment is the size of the liquid container you’re carrying. If you’re intending to bring it in your carry-on, then you’ll be subject to the 100ml liquid rule.
Changeover flights & cannabidiol
Meanwhile, for full spectrum and whole plant products, the trace amounts of THC can raise red flags at airports where staff aren’t properly informed on the distinction between CBD products and medical cannabis. Likewise, it might be that the country you’re flying to has a lower THC threshold than the one you’re flying from.
The main point of contention to consider when debating taking your CBD oils abroad is THC content. Since the market is poorly regulated, some products might not have been extracted properly. That’s why Vitality CBD provide independent batch reports here to guarantee you peace of mind.
The best solution to any headaches you may be having about whether you can fly with CBD or not is to be upfront. That means taking it in your carry-on, carrying the batch report with you to prove your THC levels (if you’ve bought your CBD with us you can find your specific one here) and contacting customs in advance to ensure you’re on the same page.
We haven’t provided individual country reports because simplified information can cause issues in and of itself. Broadly speaking, for example, European constituents are tolerant of hemp-derived CBD oils due to the mass legalisation of industrial hemp, but there are still grey areas in more hardline countries like Sweden.