Discussing :: What NOT to take

Planning to travel abroad? Leave these items at home! Anyone who travels regularly is aware of luggage and carry-on restrictions post 9-11. However, if you travel abroad, there are other considerations to keep in mind. No foreign country wants undesirable insects, rodents, or diseases to infiltrate their population via border crossings. Before reading further, remember that if you have outstanding police warrants or a criminal record, you should probably forget about foreign travel. Period. What NOT to take with you Regulations vary by country. The snacks you pack for a domestic flight may not pass customs inspection for an overseas destination. Start with a... read full article

#21

ama2008

Interesting article, thanks for this....I dont travel much, but I DO like watching Border Patrol and it amazes me what people try to brin gin and out of countries

#22

Aims11

Argh customs scare me! At least now I should have no reason to get stopped!

#23

Jess

A friend who is a air hostess recently got stung for an apple in her hand luggage that had travelled in and out of Australia and Fiji 3 or 4 times before she got fined for it. $400 too! bugger

#24

New Member

Who in their right mind would be travelling with potted plants, native wildlife or any of the other no nos on the list without having a rather suspect motive anyway. It really raises my eyebrows whilst watching the Border Control programmes on tv and seeing what people have tried to bring into the country, most times i am just completely astounded by their oblivious attitude. I have only travelled very small distances but to me it is common sense that has kept me from knowingly or otherwise coming into problems at customs.

#25

CEZ33

I travelled alot 10 years ago and it was much less hassle - there is so much to think about when packing now!

#26

michelle and mike

very interesting read! I am travelling overseas for the first time in August, and I got some great hints! Thanks very much!

#27

charmaine

Aww well that cancels out the pet Elephant and skyrocket combo I was thinking of bringing back lol

#28

Hannah

Definitely should be common sense - If in doubt, don't take it.

#29

Mellow

The TV programme 'Border Patrol', shows some idiolts ..... a good example as to avoid the embrassment ... Its a simple training aid

#30

coco

I always double/triple check that I haven't got any food or anything in my bags.

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