[LCA2015-Chat] Important: NZ Biosecurity + prohibited items
vk5qi at rfhead.net
Tue Jan 6 10:48:29 EST 2015
On a related note, does anybody know how NZ customs might react to a bag
full of electronics kits?
On Jan 6, 2015 10:09 AM, "Emily Saunders Walmsley" <emsaundwalm at gmail.com>
> 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>
>>> 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
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