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Unlike meat products and potatoes, grains like rice can be brought into Germany. Homeopathic remedies are not considered medicines in Germany, because their efficacy has not been proven. Legally, it's just sugar or alcohol, and unless you bring ridiculous amounts, you will not exceed the free import limit for alcohol. Finally, there is a limit on the total ...


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This is definitely a scam. They suckered you into compromising yourself and are now blackmailing you for $3500. Most cons involve playing the subject's greed. Given what you already know they're doing, I would get the rings appraised locally because odds are they're actually glass or flawed and otherwise worthless. Why take someone for a small amount ...


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You may need legal advice, just a few hints: According to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Customs_duties_in_the_United_States goods must be declared within 15 days of arrival, so you might be fine. I personally would think that if you aren't caught but declare things yourself as soon as possible, you might be fine, but as I said, get legal advice. ...


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The general rule is that you should always use the country's passport when entering the country. As the other answers note, many countries (eg. the US) also have legislation requiring citizens to use their passport to enter/leave, although obviously this is hard to enforce. Obviously there are cases where you can get away with this in practice, eg. your ...


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IAD is indeed a dreadful airport. A new train system has very slightly improved matters. From the exit past customs to the furthest gate at remote terminals can take 20 minutes easily. You will miss your connection if (a) your incoming flight is late, (b) the Border entry officer hassles you, (c) your luggage, which I believe you will have to re-check, is ...


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I personally have carried these these items from India to Sweden through Germany multiple times without any problems whatsoever. You should be fine. As Michael has already pointed out, these are not restricted items. Not that anyone bothers to check.


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Living in Costa Rica is obviously really, really cheap. Immigration will accept a wallet full of Euros as "proof of sufficient funds" - any decent bank will have no problem changing Euros, US Dollars or Pounds for Colones. Yuan, Rials, Baht and other currencies not printed in the roman alphabet are less likely. The taxi driver won't take Euros, but the ...


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The situation is a little complicated and there a few things you must consider. First of all I'm going to tell you about all the legal prospects of this situation and what can happen if then open up your bags and find two packaged phones inside. Take a look at this great answer already posted here. Now, since these are two packaged phones, despite being ...


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In Israeli customs, you would be required to pay a fine (equal to the duty) regardless of whether you take the item. If you wish to take the item, you'd have to pay the duty too (so effectively you'd be paying double duty). For example, for a 400 ILS bottle of Whiskey, you'd pay a 411 ILS fine. If you choose to take the bottle, you'd also pay a 411 ILS ...


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Your name should appear on the ticket exactly as it's in the passport. To make it simpler: First name on the ticket = first name on passport Last name on ticket = last name on passport it doesn't matter what is your english name or your nick name, what matters is what is written on the passport in english. So, here's an example of a Chinese passport (I ...


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Each country is basically free to set their own rules. Generally speaking, presenting the local passport when you are a citizen is the most practical course of action but it's not like it would be some sort of overarching principle that applies to all countries in the world. In all likelihood, Denmark does not care either way. The US, on the other hand, ...


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The Saudis are less concerned about anti-"religious" books per se, than about anti-Muslim books. The greatest danger lies with anything that is anti-Mohammed, or anti-Islam, or even anti-clergy (religious men). If they are "anti-religious" in the sense of being anti-Christian, anti-Jewish, or pro atheist, the Saudis might not care. On the other hand, ...


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This is absolutely doable. Ideally, check the bags through. Even if you have to get your bags, there are left luggage facility in each terminal, where you can leave your bags for the day for a few quid (under $10) each. There are many ways to get from Heathrow into London - depending where in London you need to get to. Search this site - there are plenty ...


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I'm fairly sure your leg between Stockholm and London Heathrow won't actually be operated by Cathay Pacific, but will instead be a CX flight number on a BA (British Airways) flight. However, that won't make much difference, other than meaning that whatever happens you'll have to change terminals (BA from Stockholm arrives into Terminal 5, Cathay use Terminal ...


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As far as the US is concerned, there is no limit but if have more than USD 10000 with you, you should report it to the US customs. India has strict restrictions on travel with Indian Rupees but not on foreign currency. There is a mandatory declaration as well, see Is it really forbidden to cross the Indian border with Indian rupee?



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