Traveling with Kratom


15 Nov, 20230

Traveling with Kratom

Kratom is legal in most parts of the United States, so it may be something you wish to bring with you on your travels. However, traveling with Kratom can be tricky due to the inconsistency in its legality across the U.S.; some states have banned it. Here are a few things to keep in mind when traveling with Kratom.

In this article, you will learn:

Can you take Kratom on a plane?

If you are flying within the U.S., you can take Kratom on a plane. This is because there is no nationwide ban on Kratom in the U.S. as long as it’s declared when necessary, you can fly with Kratom in your luggage. 

However, if you’re flying to a state where Kratom is banned, you may face legal action. The regulations surrounding Kratom and flying are constantly changing, so make sure you proceed with caution before getting on a plane with Kratom.

You can fly with Kratom to and from destinations where Kratom is legal. If you’ve ensured your destination hasn’t banned Kratom in certain forms, you shouldn’t encounter any issues along the way.

Why could traveling with Kratom be problematic?

Traveling with Kratom can be problematic due to the inconsistency of state-by-state laws. In most states in the U.S., Kratom is legal, but in some states, such as Alabama, California, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Arkansas, New Hampshire, Tennessee, and Wisconsin, Kratom is illegal. This means you could face problems when passing through or traveling into a state where Kratom is banned. Be sure to keep this in mind next time you’re considering traveling with Kratom.

Traveling with Kratom can also be problematic as officials working at airports may not be familiar with the substance. This may raise their suspicion or lead to queries. 

What should you do if you want to take Kratom to a state where it is not allowed?

While you can bring Kratom with you on a plane, taking it into states where Kratom is banned is not a good idea. If you arrive in a state where Kratom is not allowed, you can expect to face hefty fines, or worse. Also, your beloved Kratom will be taken away from you, so don’t risk it.

Can you travel abroad with Kratom?

Traveling abroad with Kratom is possible depending on its legality at your destination. If it is legal where you are flying, you may be able to travel abroad with Kratom. However, if you know the destination you will be flying to has a ban, it is best not to travel overseas with Kratom.

While it is possible to take Kratom overseas, we recommend against it. This is because each country has confusing distinctions between local and federal laws. There are many unknowns related to Kratom that may be problematic if you’re traveling abroad, so it’s best to leave your Kratom at home.

Dos and don’ts


  • Research the destination where you are traveling.
  • Be prepared for questions.
  • Plan ahead.
  • Allow for extra time at the airport. 


  • Don’t try to conceal your Kratom.
  • Don’t forget to declare your Kratom, if necessary.
  • Don’t bring Kratom with you to a destination where it is banned.

Guide to traveling with Kratom

To ensure your travel with Kratom is safe and fuss-free, follow these steps:

  1. Research where you are going and determine whether Kratom is banned or legal.
  2. Bring Kratom only to destinations where it is allowed.
  3. Keep your Kratom in its original packaging.
  4. Store Kratom in your carry-on luggage.
  5. Be honest and transparent if an official asks you about your Kratom.

Be prepared for questions

  • What is Kratom?
  • Why do you have Kratom?
  • What do you use Kratom for?
  • Is it a prescription medication?
  • Are you aware of Kratom’s legality?

Places where Kratom is banned 

In the US:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Indiana
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • San Diego, California
  • Sarasota County, Florida
  • Jerseyville, Illinois
  • Wisconsin

Other countries: 

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Belarus
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Latvia 
  • Lithuania 
  • Luxembourg 
  • Moldova
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • New Zealand
  • Romania
  • Slovenia
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Arab Emirates 
  • United Kingdom

Travel smart, travel safe

Traveling with Kratom can be confusing and, at times, problematic. Make sure you do your research and are prepared to ensure a safe and happy trip with your Kratom in tow.  


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