Originally Posted by bobnlesley
Boy, you've had a rough time of it! Was this in/around the Pacific?...
Let's see if I can remember them all:
Been charged duty in the good ol' US of A, Canada
(the first time the Canadian Customs
guy couldn't be bothered and told me not to bring more than the limit the next time. I did - and got charged duty/taxes - no problem). I do honestly declare what I am carrying.
Had the locker sealed in a number of places in Central and South America
, the Pacific, and Africa
. In most cases no inventory taken, so as long as the seal stays intact
Was advised not to show up with booze in a few essentially 'dry' countries (Brunei and Sudan come to mind) and have had what little we had left seized on entry.
Have also been too many places to list that simply didn't care, didn't ask, or at the most tried to ascertain that we weren't bringing anything with intent to sell.
In all that time have never had a problem of any kind, just a difference in laws and attitude, and we try to respect both wherever we travel.