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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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Can I carry alcohol for personal use in Rishikesh

I reached Rishikesh today and I am bit reluctant to ask anyone if I can bring in a bottle of whiskey from nearby area to Rishikesh for personal consumption at my apartment, is it even legal ?, I know ...
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How much alcohol can I bring into Benin?

My GF goes on a medical mission (from a EU country) to Benin shortly, and wants to take some wine for her hosts. How much can she import duty-free?
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What airlines serve complimentary alcohol on international flights from Europe to the US? [duplicate]

I'll be travelling to Los Angeles in the summer and would like some free alcohol during the long flight. I've heard a few airlines do this but that some stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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What customs category does mead fall into when entering Canada?

When returning to Canada from abroad, a Canadian resident or citizen is allowed to import alcoholic beverages according to the following rule: Alcoholic beverages are products that exceed 0.5% ...
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alcohol into Doha airport to Canada? [duplicate]

I am going to be returning to Canada soon from Lebanon and I will have a layover in Hamad airport in Doha. I have several bottles of alcohol in my luggage and possibly another one from Beirut ...
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What airlines offer complimentary alcohol from Ireland to the U.S.?

I'm planning on travelling to California in August/autumn of this year after I receive my COVID vaccine. I know the flight will be long so I'm looking for an airline that offers free alcohol. I've ...
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What is the drinking age on American operated airlines to Canada?

I live in Ireland and was hoping to go with my friend to Los Angeles in December of this year and it seems that the American carriers (United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta) are cheaper than ...
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What identification is acceptable to show in Portugal?

I am traveling to Portugal in July for my brothers birthday, we are going to be attending a music festival that is 18+, what form of ID do you think is acceptable to carry while out in Portugal? I don’...
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Is it true that cruise lines are not allowed to sell alcohol and certain foods whilst in Israeli waters?

All being well regards to the current epidemic I shall be embarking on a cruise this November 24th which includes a two day stop in Israel. Obviously as a middle aged male the all inclusive drinks ...
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Is the age to buy alcohol in the duty-free in an airport the same as the country?

I'm flying back to the UK from Malta this weekend, and in Malta the drinking age to buy alcohol is 17 (which is how old I am.) Would I be able to buy alcohol from the Maltese airport?
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Received letter from police for being drunk and riding bicycle in Germany [closed]

I was caught being drunk while riding a bicycle and the letter states that it is a criminal offence. The letter mentioned a couple of options that I can follow such as 1. Accepting the crime, 2. ...
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Are there US Customs restrictions on buying alcohol online from Spain to be shipped to USA? [closed]

Are there any USA Customs restrictions involving buying alcohol onlin (specifically two 1-liter bottles of honey rum) from Spain (the Canary Islands) to be shipped to USA (NYC)? I found an overseas ...
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Is a Swiss identity card proof enough to be able to purchase alcohol in Scotland?

I will be travelling to Scotland later this month and plan on visiting a few pubs and drinking some alcohol. And, while I am above the legal drinking age of Scotland, I can look quite young sometimes ...
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Flying EU to UK to EU. Can I get duty free alcohol?

On the 20 of March this year I will be flying from Ireland to the UK and then on the another EU country. Can I buy duty free alcohol (as in alcohol with no tax) leaving the UK ?
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Carrying Liquor from Heathrow to Bangalore via Abu Dhabi

I am travelling to Bangalore via Abu Dhabi from London. Can i get liquor from duty free shop in Heathrow? Will it be confiscated in Abu Dhabi?
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How do I prove my age to buy alcohol in Jamaica?

I am traveling to Jamaica where the drinking age is 18. I am 20 and I plan on drinking. If I show my American driver's license will I be given a drink or will I be turned down?
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Can you use airport lounges on arrival?

I wonder if it's possible to relax in an airport lounge on arrival? This would be the same lounges one can relax in on departure, airside. There's no other connecting flight waiting and I'll leave ...
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Can you buy alcohol in EU airports tax-free on arrival?

Most times when I've flown within the EU I've passed through the common airside area where people waiting to depart are. This enables fast transits within schengen. I know you have to show the ...
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What's the drinking age in Barbados?

I've researched this many times and I've even tried reading the bajan laws. It's been very unclear to me what the law says - I've been able to buy alcohol in restaurants and supermarkets (even 40% rum)...
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Where can you find the cheapest beer at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport?

The beer is super expensive at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, usually around 100-120:- (10-12€) for a 50 cl lager at any bar or restaurant. As a Swede I find this outrageous as a beer in the alco shop is ...
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What determines the pertinent regulations on the sale of products and services to passengers in international flight?

I am conducting research and have been looking at the Chicago and Tokyo conventions with respect to which convention governs the sale of goods and services to passengers when in international flight. ...
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Can I bring alcohol to Dubai?

A friend of mine wants to gift someone he is going to meet in Dubai next month a bottle of alcohol. I suggested he buys it from a duty-free shop in order to avoid the restrictions of having it in the ...
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Importing duty-free 750 ml wine bottles into Turkey

I am intending to bring a few bottles of Australian wine into Turkey as a present for friends. Each bottle contains 750ml of wine (14.5% alcohol). The customs rules says: Muafiyet kapsamındaki ...
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Will they serve alcohol to a Muslim in the Maldives?

I read everywhere that alcohol beverages are prohibited in the Maldives. However, they also state that it's allowed to sell it in the resorts to non-Muslims as the resorts are private properties. Is ...
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Carrying Liquor from Germany to India

I will be traveling from Frankfurt to Bangalore and I have my transit at Mumbai. I would like to get some good liquors back home. So, what would be the safest (security check wise) mode to carry ...
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Importing decorated bottles of alcohol to the USA

I live in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I am planning to buy bottles of sparkling wine, decorate them (to the point where it won't be possible to read the label anymore) and cross the border to the ...
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How should I ask for a "pint" in countries that use metric?

This is perhaps a silly question, but I've found that when I've been abroad (and let's be realistic, this probably applies to every country but the US and the UK), I often want a drink from a pub or ...
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Bringing coumarin-containing liquor into the USA

I’m currently in Poland for a conference, and I had the idea to bring some żubrówka (bison-grass vodka) back home to the United States with me as a unique souvenir. However, the Wikipedia page linked ...
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Are bookings needed to visit Austrian vineyards?

My spouse and I are planning to visit Austria in August. We would be probably be flying and staying in Wien, as it's easy to get a direct flight + hotel package there. Wien would serve as our base of ...
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Can I drive into Mexico with alcohol from the USA and back?

All of the information on this that I could find was about buying alcohol in Mexico, but I am actually driving into Mexico with a bunch of alcohol from the US, having a party, and then coming back. I ...
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Alcohol when flying to Singapore from EU through Malaysia

We plan to fly from an EU country to Singapore with transit in Kuala Lumpur. This is one ticket, yet it's two different airlines, so we will change airplanes in Kuala Lumpur. I have read that certain ...
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Pub crawl of central London [closed]

I would like to organize a pub crawl of central London – zone 1. Minimum 6 pubs, preferably 8 located close to each other; a strong preference for walking, although I could live with one cab trip ...
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Bringing Alcohol back from Germany when under 21 [duplicate]

Can my sister under age 21 bring me back alcohol to the United States from Germany when she returns? Would there be any issue? What if I met her at the gate?
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Is it acceptable to bring your own food to beer gardens in Prague?

My close relatives in Russia are traveling to Prague during the winter break. As they love beer and this is the Czech Republic we are talking about, they are definitely gonna tour the beer gardens. ...
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Does a university ID card imply that I can legally drink in the UK?

I hold Swedish passport and I am traveling to UK this month. I've read that the legal age of drinking alcohol in UK is 16 to 18 depending on the type of beverage. I am an undergraduate student and ...
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How to I prove my legal age so that I can drink in New Zealand?

I am traveling to New Zealand in the spring, and I have a question regarding alcohol consumption. The legal drinking age in the United States is 21, yet it is 18 in New Zealand. I am over the age of ...
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Migrating to Australia with a *lot* of alcohol [closed]

I'm a bit of a hobbyist cocktail mixer, and as such I have a nicely stocked bar at home. In a couple of weeks, I will be migrating to Australia (from The Netherlands, if it matters), and I'm trying to ...
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What to do when alcohol is denied on a full service airline?

Recently, I was aboard a Singapore airlines flight. While booking the ticket I confirmed that food and beverages - alcohol and non alcohol - are included in the airfare. And that I was liberty to ...
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ID check, German ID and German passport rejected in Utah

My son (age 21 and a half years) and I (63) wanted to visit a bar in Utah near Salt Lake City. The first time my son was rejected because he had "only" the German ID card. O.K., no problem, we ...
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How to find breweries in France that actually make their own beer?

I've just moved to France, and I'm in love with craft beer. However, every time I find a brasserie ("brewery"), it's 99% of the time a simple bar that has more imports than the "standard" imports (...
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In Belarus, do norms for a work event include informal bar drinks and snacks in the evening? [closed]

I'm currently planning a work-related trip that involves a day-long event with clients. Typical events in the USA sometimes involve a happy hour event in the evening with food and drinks. Since the ...
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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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