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Old 06-07-2015, 03:30   #31
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Re: Frozen meat in luggage

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Old 06-07-2015, 12:17   #32
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Re: Frozen meat in luggage

My only experiences are with Australia, Tonga and Tahiti. Australia - Frozen steaks from Costco , no problem. Tahiti - frozen steaks from Costco, salmon and halibut from Alaska, no problem. (Note: Tahitians come from Honolulu to Papeete with full coolers the size of Volkswagens. Tonga - No problem with frozen steaks said their embassy and Moorings but at Vau Vau the airport guy took them away. They did? How much is it worth to you to get them back asked the Moorings guy? Twenty bucks was the answer. He took a $20 US bill to the airport and came back in a few minutes with the steaks. Best not to try bringing uncooked meat into the US, or at least not into Dulles from South Africa.

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Old 06-07-2015, 12:58   #33
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Re: Frozen meat in luggage

I use to work in St Kitts. I brought coolers full of steaks, shrimp, and good country smoked sausage. After all day in the cooler it would only begin to defrost on the top layer.

Now we go to the BVI's 2 or 3 times a year. We do the same things. Cooler full of meat, Steaks, chicken, ham, bacon, pre cooked frozen pork barbeque, pre cooked frozen beef roast. All the precooked stuff makes easy quick meals. All yo have to do is pick up a few veggies and breads as you go along during the week. It saves a lot of money and mostly TIME not having to shop for all the foods. Just have to get the liquor.

We have had ZERO trouble with customs into BVI's, you cannot bring it back into the USA though even if you bought it there. That even means to sail back to the USVI and consume it onboard. They will ask you about any meats, plants, farm products. as normal.

I even use the cooler to carry back the dirty clothes, much to the chagrin to the US customs that look in it on the return
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Old 06-07-2015, 20:07   #34
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The USVI is a US territory but it's duty free, so you have to go through US Customs both ways from the US.

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