[LCA2015-Chat] Important: NZ Biosecurity + prohibited items

Emily Saunders Walmsley emsaundwalm at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 10:38:52 EST 2015

Dubai customs is honestly the scariest Ive ever had to deal with.
Antidepressants? Nope. Codeine? Nope. Ive had codeine confiscated with a
doctors note and my name on the box, after they called my doctor and
confirmed it was prescribed to me. My father, on the other hand, gets
through Dubai with codeine every time. Its all incredibly hit and miss.

Letters from doctors are always a good failsafe, but not always possible
(unfortunately). In absence thereof, we can only hope that customs in NZ is
nicer about such things than Dubai is!

On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 10:32 AM, Amanda Jackson <
amanda.jackson at lca2015.linux.org.au> wrote:

> Personally I always go over the top when travelling and make sure I cover
> myself with a letter from my GP that I keep in my passport - then again, I
> have to travel with injections and go to the UK twice a year via different
> countries, so I may be over cautious - the TSA are scary - so are Dubai
> customs. I also always check any countries I'm travelling through if I've
> not been there before, some of them are insanely strict and you can't even
> have certain items with you during transit, i.e. Dubai - no codeine in
> carry on or you'll run the risk of a prison sentence.
> If you know you're going to be travelling internationally in the next few
> years, it's just easier to get a letter from your doctor at the same time
> as your prescription, you stick that in your passport and then forget about.
> On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 12:12 PM, Simon Lyall <simon at darkmere.gen.nz>
> wrote:
>> If you are going to skirt the rules I would suggest not announcing it on
>> a public mailing list beforehand. Customs *do* sometimes use Google.
>> Just for that I'm going to link to the Daily Mail
>> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2093796/Emily-
>> Bunting-Leigh-Van-Bryan-UK-tourists-arrested-destroy-
>> America-Twitter-jokes.html
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