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Questions related to buying and consuming alcohol (for example, specific age restrictions, or social/religious acceptance) when travelling to another country.

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Is it legal for a visitor in Dubai to drink alcohol?

I’m going to Dubai soon with my sister and two nieces. We are all over 25 and enjoy drinking alcohol socially, with a meal etc. None of us drink to excess or to get drunk. I’ve seen conflicting ...
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Is a foreign (non-US) passport acceptable identification to purchase alcohol in Tenneseee? [closed]

I am a cashier at a Walmart in Tennessee. I was instructed by management that we can only accept identification that has been issued by the US Federal Government or a state government. Two days ago, ...
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Do you need to actually be flying somewhere in order to buy alcohol duty free at the airport?

I live in Sydney. I was wondering if it would be possible to take a trip to the airport and buy a whole bunch of Johnnie Walker duty free. Do you actually have to be boarding a flight, or can you just ...
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Am I allowed to bring an unopened wine bottle in my carry-on luggage onto an airplane?

I am aware that many airports have duty-free shops which sell liquor. Obviously, if you are allowed to buy liquor at an airport duty-free shop, you should be able to carry the liquor on the airplane ...
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Carrying gifted alcohol in check-in baggage, will I be able to shop duty-free at Mumbai International Airport?

I am travelling from DRC to Mumbai soon. I was gifted 3 bottles of alcohol by friends here. Understanding that customs might require the receipt, I have collected it from them. Mumbai Airport allows ...
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Can a twenty-year-old bring to the USA alcohol purchased legally in Spain?

I overheard a friend asking another friend whether she, being of legal age here in Spain, would have any trouble taking wine purchased here back to the USA where she is not allowed to buy it. The ...
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Alcohol as necessary medicine when visiting dry countries?

In hospital a few years ago, I met a man who needed to take anticoagulation medicine daily. However, he had some sort of stomach enzyme that prevented him absorbing the medicine. As a result, daily, ...
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Drunk Cycling Laws [closed]

As we all know, almost all parts of the world have very specific laws regarding drunk driving they specify a certain amount of blood alcohol content that is permissible to be a in state fit to drive. ...
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Alcohol in checked-in baggage in transit through Saudi Arabia with Saudi Airlines

I am looking for cheap tickets from Germany to India via Saudi Arabia with Saudi Airlines. While I am not interested in carrying or having alcohol or any sort on board, I would like to know if it is ...
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Cheap alcoholic drinks for winters in Europe [closed]

Generally I go for beer when I am in Europe, but I want to avoid it during peak winter season to avoid sore throat. What are the best alternatives to beer that can be taken in large volumes? EDIT: ...
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How to calculate import fees on alcohol when importing it to Germany?

On the website for Germany’s Customs office I can find the following information about importing alcohol into Germany from outside the EU: 1 litre of spirit drinks of an alcohol strength by volume ...
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Can alcohol be requested at any time on an Ethiopian Airlines flight?

I'm travelling to LAX from Dublin and I would like to just a nice buzz that puts me to sleep. I do know that with unruly passengers, the cabin crews of many airlines are wary of offering too much ...
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When and where can I buy alcohol in New Caledonia?

Supermarkets in New Caledonia have amazing selections of French wine and liquor, but half the time they seem to be roped off with "Closed" signs and I can't figure out the pattern: apparently 5 PM on ...
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What is the best/safest way to bring a case of wine from Italy to the US?

I will be traveling with my wife to Italy, and we would like to bring a case or two of wine back home to Texas. I've checked the rules of the local governing body (TABC), and they allow each person to ...
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How much mead can I bring into the UK from outsite the EU?

I am planning on visiting several friends in various parts of Europe this summer. I'm coming from outside the EU, and my point to entry into the EU is the UK. I would like to bring a local mead as a ...
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Can I bring refreshing towels with alcohol with me for Canada flight?

I will be travelling to Canada this summer. I use refreshing towels from time to time. They are very good for cleaning dirt and oil from my hands. I searched for this on internet, however I see only ...
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Does Nevada (Las Vegas in particular) accept vertical IDs?

Just weeks before my 21st birthday I received my new California license, and since I was still under 21 it was vertical. Last year in Tahoe I wasn't able to purchase alcohol at a bar because my ID was ...
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Can I travel with cannabis-laced Vodka and Absinthe?

I am in Europe. Earlier I bought Vodka with little bit of cannabis, and Absinthe while I was in Prague, CZ. Now I am travelling internationally and was wondering if it is safe to carry one very small ...
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Shipping Wine from Italy to the UK [closed]

I'm going to be in Italy in May, and unfortunately am travelling with only hand luggage. I would, however, like to take advantage of the opportunity to buy Italian wines at a good rate while I am ...
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Am I allowed to take alcoholic beverages from the US in my luggage, if I'm under 21?

I am a 19 year old Dutch person living in the Netherlands and with family in the United States. I have been in the USA often and found that they sell a few special alcoholic beverages that I enjoy ...
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Entering Colombia with Alcohol

I have been asked by a friend to bring a few bottles of alcohol with me (from the US) when I visit Colombia this month (November 2016). After some research I have found that I can bring "two (2) ...
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How to know if a meal was cooked with or contains alcohol?

In the restaurants that I have been to, the menus usually indicate if an item has things like peanuts, eggs, is vegetarian, or contains raw meat. In some Asian restaurants, menu items are also given ...
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Are alcoholic beverages more expensive at night in Japan (in bars)?

I just went to a bar in Tokyo and asked for two beers (¥700 each). When we asked for the bill, the waitress charged us ¥2400. When I pointed out the error, she said something about taxes in Japan. Is ...
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Duty free: From the US, transfer in the US, and arriving in Canada

I am planning to take a trip to Atlanta, GA, USA from Vancouver, BC, Canada. When I come back to Canada, I am going to be transferring somewhere inside the USA. So my departure airport is in the USA, ...
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Why am I not allowed to buy alcohol at the store after 11pm in Russia?

While in Moscow, I went to the store around 11:30pm to buy some beer, and the cashier checked her watch and said no. Why am I not allowed to buy alcohol at the store after 11pm in Russia?
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Would the TSA open up a Growler of homebrew in a checked bag?

I purchased a stainless steel growler (a 64 oz container for beer) and will be checking it for an airplane flight. If the TSA decides to inspect my bag, would they open the growler? I am worried that ...
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Can I have alcohol in my luggage bag while on transfer in Doha Airport?

My wife and I are flying from Australia to Georgia and we have 1 stop in Doha. We're taking some alcohol with us; but my wife panicked and asked me if it's illegal to have alcohol anywhere in the bags ...
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How does the Italian “Aperitivo” work?

One of the Italian traditions I yet have to fully understand is the "Aperitivo" / "Apericena". It basically is a (pre-)dinner buffet that comes included when you buy a (slightly higher priced) drink ...
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Can I take a case of wine transiting through Dubai?

I'm flying from South Africa to Paris in September for a wedding. The groom is into wine, so I'll thought to give the couple an assorted case (12 bottles) of South African wines. Can I take the wine ...
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Is it practical to find travel insurance that has no alcohol-related exclusions?

CHOICE travel insurance buying guide mentions alcohol-related exclusions for insurance: Alcohol Cover for overdoing it on vodka and Red Bull and float-tubing down a river in Laos isn't ...
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What's the proper etiquette for visiting the German Biergartens?

I passed through Munich last year and stopped at one of the biergartens. Well I tried. It was absolutely packed, it took forever to find a seat. At least one I could sit at. Seems like there's lots of ...
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What is valid ID for purchasing alcohol in Baltimore, MD? [duplicate]

I am traveling to Baltimore in July from the UK. I have been several times before, but I need to clarify some things for a few others. I managed fine with my UK passport, however, as I have found out,...
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Getting to the Casablanca wineries from Valparaiso without a car

I'm staying in Valparaiso and would love to visit some of the Casablanca wineries just down Ruta 68, however I don't have a car. Several sites, such as this one, mention that this is easy to do via ...
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Availability of alcohol in Morocco?

Can we count on buying some alcohol in Morocco, particularly in Fes? I don't mean drinks in a bar but a bottle of wine or better whiskey or something like that in some supermarket and how much it is ...
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Finding Tella in Ethiopia (on fasting days)

I will have a stopover Addis Ababa, and am interested in trying tella, an Ethiopian beer. I have heard that Ethiopians typically "fast" on Fridays. Does the fast include abstention from alcohol? Is ...
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Buying alcohol duty free under 21 when departing the US? [duplicate]

Is it legal/possible to purchase alcohol as duty free upon departure from the US, having attained the drinking age in the destination country but not in the US? It seems like even though you are ...
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Where I can find a guide to the laws of the United States?

Where I can find a guide to the laws of the United States? Many laws are different between Brazil and United States: Minimum age to drink alcoholic drink. in Brazil 18 years. In Brazil is allowed to ...
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Minimum drink age aboard a commercial flight in Canada

What is the drinking age on-board a flight commencing in Toronto (legal drinking age 19) and ending in Montreal (legal drinking age 18) and vice-versa? And for flights within Ontario?
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Minor drinking in Canada

My daughter just turned 19 today. She and her boyfriend went to Canada, where the legal drinking age in some provinces is 19. She just asked me "Could I get in trouble for being intoxicated, if we get ...
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Is there a difference in max alcohol allowed to take to US between personal use and marketing use? [closed]

I'm planing to fly to the US for some meetings with local alcohol distributors. I need to bring with me about 10 beer brands from China 25-30 bottles each (the last leg of my flight will be China-US). ...
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As a Muslim transiting Abu Dhabi on Etihad can I drink alcohol?

I am Muslim and transiting Abu Dhabi on Etihad. I will travel from US to Abu Dhabi. I am not looking to get drunk - just enjoy a beer with a meal. I have heard being Muslim can cause issues at Abu ...
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Is there a bar at Incheon airport?

Is there a bar at Incheon International Airport, Korea (ICN)? I know there are 7-11s etc where you can buy a can and sit at a table, but I'm looking for a bar and some draught beer.
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Crossing back into Canada with alcohol already purchased in Canada?

I am a Canadian resident. I recently crossed into the U.S. as part of my vacation and will be re-entering Canada after 4 days in the U.S. When I entered the U.S, I already had alcohol in my RV (...
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How to Buy Schladerer Kirschwasser in Frankfurt, Germany?

I will visit Frankfurt (Germany) in this August and I want to buy two bottles of Schladerer Kirschwasser (alcohol, cherry brandy) near Frankfurt Main. Since I plan to go back to my country from Italy, ...
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How can I identify a good beer garden in Munich (Germany)? [closed]

I am planning to visit Munich soon and the most consistent piece of advice I have gotten is that I have to visit some beer gardens while I am there. However, I have been warned that, other than the ...
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Bringing Beer into the Philipines

I will be travelling to the Phillipines soon and I am unsure about what the rules are for bringing in Beer. Official sources are a bit conflicting, so I was wondering if anyone here knew what applies? ...
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Are DUI checks more lenient in Napa County?

Tourists typically don't go to Napa County to drink water. I heard that DUI checks more lenient in Napa County than in other parts of California. Is that true? Lenient -> fewer checks, the actual ...
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Alcohol limitations crossing into Canada from U.S

I'm planning a trip to Canada from the U.S. this summer and would like to bring some craft beer to share with family members who live there. How much will Canada customs allow me to bring into the ...
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Duty free when flying to two different EU countries with 2 litres of spirits?

As I understand it, the limits for duty free for both the UK and France for people arriving from outside of the EU is a maximum of 1 litre of alcoholic beverages over 22%. As such, on a single direct ...
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Can non-residents of Iceland bring alcohol into Iceland?

I will be flying from the USA and was planning on bringing alcohol. According to this site, http://www.kefairport.is/english/before-departure/customs-regulations/ it seems only locals can bring ...