Originally Posted by ozsailer
Absolutely say nothing - Then explain to the customs officers when they search your vessel when they find your alcohol then pull your boat
apart looking for anything else you did not declare then maybe end up with a fine and refusal to enter. What an absolute asinine comment to make. Can I suggest you go to the Greenland Government
website and see what your obligations are.
Is that how it works in Oz these days?
That's not the way customs officers typically behave in this part of the world. They are not generally interested in alcohol transported for personal use, whether or not it exceeds the nominal limits by some reasonable amount. If that were not so, the economy of Helgoland would instantly go bust, as the whole island lives from selling cases of duty free gin and whiskey to day trippers from Germany
. Every yacht which calls in Helgoland lays in a few cases for their summer in the Baltic
. The shops deliver to the docks. No one cares. I've never heard a single
case of a liquor locker on a private yacht being checked by customs in Northern Europe
, not even in Russia
. My boat was searched once by the Doaniers in France
, and they were thorough, but neither did they even open the liquor locker.
Now violate your Schengen days as a non-European -- that's a different matter.