I have been traveling From Australia to Fiji, Bali, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam over the past 2 and a half months and I have many souvenirs that I have gotten over the borders with, with no hassle.
They include: -(personally filled) little bottles of sand, from every beach i've visited. -stones (my mom want a stone from each place)
And I have a bunch of other stuff that I know I'm allowed to have.
And also, since Cambodia I've bought little bottles of whiskey (about 150 ml) with a cobra snake inside the bottle.
On most declaration forms I have filled out, it says "Do you have any Soil, mineral samples, or Earth"… I wrote no, because I honestly don't know if sand counts as any of that AND because a pilot once told me that should be okay…
But I do know that most of the forms ask if I have any plant or animal matter. Which the snake in the sealed bottle would count as that.
SO the question is, should I even attempt to get through customs into Sweden with that stuff and just say no on the declaration would I be in a lot of trouble OR if I do mark it on the declaration, will they confiscate it?