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Here's the US regulation. http://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/human-remains.html There are no requirements for importation into the United States if human remains consist entirely of the following: human remains that are cremated before entry into the United States Canada: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/dm-md/d19/d19-9-3-eng.pdf Cremated ...


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Some unusual items from the official list: Ivory not certified to be over 100 years old is prohibited Items originating from Cuba are prohibited, even if purchased elsewhere Any items made of dog or cat fur are prohibited Absinthe has some unusual restrictions: The absinthe content must be "thujone free" (that is, it must contain less than 10 parts ...


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Some quick Googling for other's experience (as I have been fortunate enough to never have anything but a screwdriver confiscated while travelling in/out of the USA) turns up mostly things that are either agriculture related (any sort of dead animal or a dead animal product) or controlled substances (even "ordinary" things that are not prescription but may be ...


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Haggis is prohibited. Traditionally haggis is made with sheep lungs, which have been banned from food in the USA since 1971. There have recently been calls to end this ban, see a report from The Guardian - Scotland to petition US to bring back haggis. Though I don't think the law has changed yet. Even though sheep lungs are a traditional ingredient, not ...


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The full list of items restricted from being brought into the United States, is maintained by the US Customs and Border Protection agency, and can be found here. Aside from the usual agricultural and weapons restrictions, be aware of the complete ban on the importation of Cuban made items, and the peculiar regulations regarding Absinthe. Also, be advised ...


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Since rules change over time from country to country, and we're unlikely to go through every item comparing it to every country, the best solution is to go to the source - the TSA. Their list of Prohibited Items is updated regularly and is extensive and thorough. There are some perhaps unexpected items, but often with good reason - certain chemicals, for ...


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The most important thing to remember about these new regulations is that they only apply at "certain overseas airports". In general, the TSA has no authority at overseas airports, and all airport security is carried out by the equivalent security group in the country the airport resides in. However at some international airports, direct flights to the US ...


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Here is a link to the official announcement from the TSA: http://www.tsa.gov/press/releases/2014/07/06/enhanced-security-measures-certain-airports-overseas The text contains the following statement: "During the security examination, officers may also ask that owners power up some devices, including cell phones. Powerless devices will not be permitted ...


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Yes. When you land in DF, you will be required to clear immigration and customs with all of your luggage, then re-check any checked bags, and re-clear security. I have done this before, and my girlfriend just did it last week (LHR -> MEX -> GDL). When things are running smoothly, it shouldn't take more than an hour to do all of that. But if you have ...


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As Mark mentioned it does depend on the airport and country, but as a general rule, the inspectors are only required to repack your items back into the suitcase they came out of. The plastic wrap is a disposable item and even if they slowly and carefully unwrapped it, it would be near impossible to rewrap. So plastic wrap would be tossed by any inspection ...



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