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Travelling With CBD Oil From The UK? Here’s What You Need To Know...

With more people now taking the opportunity to travel outside of the UK again, whether to take a much-needed holiday, seeing loved ones who live abroad or for business purposes, it stands to reason that you’ll want to take your CBD products with you when you go.

However, you may have seen a recent story hitting the news that has given you cause for concern. A man who recently moved to Dubai from the UK was arrested and given a very long prison sentence after being found with CBD vape oil in his possession. That’s some scary stuff!

We wanted to clear up any confusion on what is and what isn’t allowed, so we’ve included lots of information on travelling with CBD below.

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Can you take CBD oil onto a plane in the UK?

CBD oil is classed as a legal food supplement within the UK and therefore is perfectly fine to take on a plane from a UK airport. 

The staff and security at the airport will be familiar with CBD and the rules around travelling with food supplements, so you shouldn’t have any issues as long as the bottle is clearly labelled, as it will be if you bought it from a reputable supplier.

We recommend that you double-check with your airline about their rules or protocol on CBD products before you travel, just to help ensure a smoother experience at the airport. 

You will also need to check with the destination airport and familiarise yourself with the CBD laws in the country you’re visiting – but more on that later.

Can I take CBD in my hand luggage?

You can take your CBD oil in your hand luggage when you fly, or in the hold in your larger luggage if you prefer. Many people who take CBD might want to have it with them in their hand luggage when they fly from the UK so that they can take some during the flight if required. Packing your CBD oil into your hand luggage also means that there is no chance of delay or even lost luggage at your destination. If your CBD oil is in your hold luggage and it goes missing or you have a long wait at baggage collection, you might not be able to take your usual dose of CBD at your preferred time, which is another reason why many people prefer to take it in their hand luggage.

There are still rules in place for carrying any liquids in your hand luggage when flying, so make sure that you follow these with your CBD oil. This means that you need to take less than 100ml, and it must be placed in a clear plastic bag when you go through airport security.

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Will you get arrested for travelling with CBD oil?

While you won’t be arrested for travelling with CBD oil in countries where it is legal, such as in the UK or across the EU, there are some global destinations where CBD products are not permitted, as in the case of the man who recently moved to Dubai.

It’s really important that you check before travelling whether your destination has any specific laws regarding CBD products and whether CBD is legal there. While more and more countries are taking steps to make CBD oil and other CBD products legal, there are some parts of the world where it’s not advisable to take CBD with you when visiting.

Places where CBD is still considered an illegal substance include:

  • Afganistan
  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Armenia
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Bhutan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Georgia
  • Guyana
  • Iraq
  • Iceland
  • Kuwait
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Nepal
  • North Korea
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia

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What CBD oil is best to fly with?

As mentioned above, it’s important that if you’re taking CBD on a flight, the bottle is clearly labelled as CBD oil and a food supplement. You don’t want to be taking a really big bottle of CBD with you, as this is more likely to draw attention as you travel. We would recommend a maximum of 30ml bottles of CBD oil when you fly, such as our range available in various strengths and flavours.

Being able to choose the CBD oil of a strength that suits you to take abroad when you travel by plane means that you can choose your ideal dosage based on this, rather than needing a larger quantity of CBD oil with you. Our collection includes strengths ranging from 500mg CBD oil right up to 6000mg CBD oil, for those more experienced with taking CBD.

By ensuring that you’ve made the necessary checks before you travel with your CBD oil and having determined that your destination country permits CBD products, you should have no problems taking your CBD away with you and enjoying all of the usual effects and benefits whilst away from home. 

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