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Going out of the country happily, stuffed various items in the suitcase, I did not expect to be stuck at the entry point by a foreign customs officer: "Sorry, the XX thing you brought is forbidden to enter, and we will give it to you. Confiscated." After returning from a foreign travel, I went shopping frantically. I was planning to enter the country with high-quality and cheap trophies, but was stopped by Chinese customs officers: "Your XX item exceeds the standard and will be fined proportionally." Once you encounter this situation, how depressed it is! In fact, all of this is due to the failure to carefully study the entry-carrying provisions of each country of entry, and accidentally bring "too many" unnecessary and limited items. Only by understanding the entry regulations of various countries can you avoid trouble and unhappiness during the journey.

Entry items prohibited by various countries

Australia and New Zealand are the most stringent

Animals, plants, seeds, fresh fruits, and fresh meat are forbidden to be brought into the country in almost every country. The items that are prohibited from being brought into the country in different countries or regions are numerous and varied, and some of them are unexpected. For example, Singapore prohibits the entry of "chewing gum".

Australia and New Zealand have the strictest entry regulations. Generally speaking, if it can meet the entry requirements of Australia and New Zealand, it can almost meet the entry requirements of most countries in the world. Specifically, the Australian and New Zealand customs have strict immunization inspections for international visitors. For example, the local area prohibits the entry of fresh animals, plants and their products, Chinese medicine, etc. When visitors arrive in Australia, they should carry any animals or plants in their baggage. And its products must be declared to the customs upon arrival. Australian quarantine officers will also sample the luggage of passengers at various domestic international airports. If there are undeclared quarantine items, they will be confiscated. If the circumstances are serious, they will be severely punished.

People who bring their own food and medicine are the most vulnerable

Under normal circumstances, domestic tourists who are worried that foreign catering is unpalatable and bring their own food are most likely to foul. Typical foods and medicines commonly found in Chinese daily life, such as egg products (including egg yolk moon cakes), fruits, melon seeds, tea, Chinese herbal medicine, pork jerky, beef jerky, marinated chicken wings, etc., are prohibited from being brought into Australia and New Zealand. Many Chinese patent medicines such as Jiwan, Baoyingdan, and Dahuoluowan are also prohibited. In New Zealand, inbound passengers are also prohibited from carrying all bee products.

How to do 

There are so many rules and regulations regarding items to be carried in the country, which makes it difficult to generalize. It is best to check it yourself or ask a professional tour guide before departure. If you find any prohibited items inadvertently, you can throw them away before entering the customs, or ask your tour guide and team leader to help you deal with them. There should be no fluke, because once discovered, you can be fined or detained. .

Attention should be paid to joint travel countries

In addition to the aforementioned items that are easily "banned", there are some small details that are easily overlooked by tourists. For example, many tourists visiting Australia or New Zealand like to buy health products for self-administration or give them as gifts to friends. At this time, it is important to note that if you carry over 100ml of capsule health products on the plane, they will be confiscated on the spot if they are found by the local security checkpoint. . In addition, if a tourist joins the regular Southeast Asia route that travels to Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand, and first buys rubber products and bird's nest in Thailand, and brings these products to Malaysia, they will be subject to strict investigation or confiscated.

For this reason, before departure, you should consult with your tour leader, tour guide or authoritative tourism agency about what items cannot be brought into the country; if you travel to more than two countries, you must fully consider the issue of items before and after the entry and exit, and do not purchase the next destination. Inbound tourist souvenirs and specialty products.

Inbound passengers

There are restrictions on the amount of cash you can carry

Different countries in the world have different regulations that allow cash to enter the country. Usually, it cannot exceed 10000 yuan in the local currency. If it exceeds, it must be declared to the customs. There are no restrictions on the type of currency that can be carried, and it is only calculated by currency value. For example, the United States stipulates that it is 10000 US dollars, Australia is 10000 Australian dollars, most of Europe is more than 5000 euros, and Germany is 10000 euros. Visitors may wish to consult with authorities before departure to understand the amount of cash allowed at the destination.

In addition, China also has restrictions on carrying cash out of the country. Each person is only allowed to carry RMB 40000 and USD 5000, or equivalent foreign currency equivalent to USD 5000.

If tourists carry excess cash, they should apply to the customs based on facts, because even if tourists claim that they do not have any items to declare, they may be required to open their luggage for inspection. In short, you need to declare if you need to declare, don't worry too much. A family’s cash can be carried separately, but it is not recommended that children carry large amounts of cash. However, there are exceptions. For example, Thailand stipulates that tourists entering the country must carry cash not less than RMB 3000.

Adult tourists are also restricted from carrying tobacco and alcohol when entering the country of destination

Most countries and regions will stipulate the amount of tobacco and alcohol that tourists can bring into the country tax-free. If the amount exceeds this amount, the corresponding taxes and fees will be charged or confiscated. For example, tourists entering Indonesia can only carry a cigarette, a bottle of wine, and a small amount of perfume or gifts tax-free; Australia allows tourists over 18 years of age to carry 2250 ml of alcohol and 50 cigarettes (or 50 grams of tobacco) tax-free; Hong Kong allows annual Passengers over 18 years of age bring no more than 19 duty-free cigarettes when entering the country. In other words, they cannot bring a whole pack of cigarettes into the country. For this reason, before traveling, remember to understand the duty-free allowance of tobacco and alcohol in the destination country or region.

"Unwritten regulations" for airport consignments

Outbound travel is not as simple as getting on and off the plane. Only in terms of airport regulations, airports in various countries have different regulations for carrying items, and tourists must also comply with them. Taking Baiyun Airport as an example, each tourist departing from Baiyun Airport can only carry two lithium batteries at most, and they must be carried with them and cannot be checked in. More than two lithium batteries must be properly handled or disposed of before going on the machine.

Zhang Ying reminded not to put extra lithium batteries into the check-in box with a fluke. Each checked baggage must go through five checkpoints. Once any prohibited items are found, the baggage must be returned to the ground for inspection. , Resulting in a waste of time.

In addition, scissors, knives, shavers and other sharp tools are generally prohibited at every airport, but they can be checked in. Inflammable items such as lighters and matches are also forbidden when leaving the country at the domestic airport-neither can be carried or checked in. In addition, most airlines stipulate that liquids of more than 100ml must be checked in, and liquids of less than 100ml (based on the volume of the container) can be carried in carry-on baggage, but they must be packed in transparent plastic bags and sealed completely. Many tourists also need to pay special attention to the umbrellas that tourists often bring. It is best not to bring long umbrellas for travel. Because most airports do not allow long umbrellas to board the plane, tourists must check in, but small folding umbrellas are generally allowed.

(Attached Chinese Australian Entry Declaration Form)

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