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Old 20-04-2021, 06:07   #1
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Can I keep alcohol and a pet on board?

Iím a wanna be international sailor.
What happens in foreign ports if I have some alcohol or a ships cat on board?
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Old 20-04-2021, 06:13   #2
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Re: Can I keep alcohol and a pet on board?

It really depends on the country. Some places will consider your alcohol to be ship's stores, and ignore it. Others will consider it to be an illegal import of controlled goods and confiscate, dump, or tax it. Some places might not care about the cat, others will ask for its last veterinary records, and still others will demand it be examined and quarantined for a month in a government-approved facility at your expense.
You'll have to ask in a country-specific context to get much more than that, I'm afraid.
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Every country is different. Part of planning passages is to check the entry and visa rules for where you want to.
http://www.noonsite.com Go to Noonsite and select a country you interested in. Then read the Formalities section.
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Old 20-04-2021, 07:23   #4
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I kept alcohol and a cat on board for a few years, that damn cat would get drunk and abusive every night ��
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Re: Can I keep alcohol and a pet on board?

If you have a pet aboard you will need to have alcohol!
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Old 20-04-2021, 08:47   #6
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Re: Can I keep alcohol and a pet on board?

The cat is likely to be more of a problem than the booze. Just need to do your homework.
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Old 20-04-2021, 08:53   #7
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I kept alcohol and a cat on board for a few years, that damn cat would get drunk and abusive every night ��
As long as you keep the cap on your rum bottle, the cat won't be able to access it. At least mine never has. Yours may be a lot smarter.
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It depends on if the pet drinks.
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Old 20-04-2021, 09:04   #9
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If the Customs agents have issue with the alcohol they will confiscate it and drink it. If they have issue with a cat onboard they will confiscate it and feed it to their dogs. Just kidding.

To learn about a specific country's entry requirements, access by internet Noonsite and review the rules for the applicable country.

As to the USA

A general certificate of health is not required by U.S. CDC for entry of pet cats into the United States, although some airlines or states may require them. However, pet cats are subject to inspection at ports of entry and may be denied entry into the United States if they have evidence of an infectious disease that can be transmitted to humans.

Please be aware that State ABC laws govern how much alcohol a person may import into their state without a license and those laws are enforced by CBP. You must check with the state ABC board where your shipment will enter the country to determine their limits.

There is no federal limit on the amount of alcohol someone may import into the U.S. for personal use, however, large quantities might raise the suspicion that the importation is for commercial purposes, and a CBP Officer could require you to obtain an Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) import license before releasing it.

If you intend to have a large quantity shipped to you for personal use, we suggest you contact the entry branch of the port where your shipment will be entering the country to discuss your situation in advance.

Duty rates on alcoholic beverages are based on the percent of alcohol per liter in the product - not on units of packaging such as per bottle/case. Duty on wine and beer is generally low, $1-2 per liter, while fortified wines and spirits are considerably higher. Duty rates can be obtained in Chapter 22 "Beverages, Spirits and Vinegar, in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule.

Federal IRS Excise tax is also collected.

If you intend to bring in a wine collection as part of your household/personal effects, you will be subject to these same regulations.
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Re: Can I keep alcohol and a pet on board?

Awesome thread. Thanks for the laughs on this rainy humid day!!!

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Iím a wanna be international sailor.
What happens in foreign ports if I have some alcohol or a ships cat on board?
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I suppose it will depend on how big a drinking problem your pet has
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Old 20-04-2021, 10:14   #12
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In all seriousness this is a good site to explore pet travel https://www.pettravel.com/ I'm sure you knew when you posted this the type of replies you'd get
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First to be clear when presenting to the customs and border patrol personnel, it is NOT a cat; it is a party animal.

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In addition to the good advice previously given, I would check out some of the sailors on YouTube and ask them. The couple on Following the Boat for example had a pet cat and seemed to have no issues in east Asia. There are others also that you can check with.
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for example had a pet cat and seemed to have no issues in east Asia. There are others also that you can check with.
It's because in east Asia cats falls under category of food...so are the dogs...
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