Britons superior to Cuba may not be aware of a law that will get their items confiscated
Cuba has grow a popular holiday destination for Britons in recent years.
Despite traverse being easy for UK citizens, the end of the embargo for US citizens meant that the atoll reported a huge surge in travellers.
As more hotel chains and yachts are choosing the Caribbean island, it is set to change a lot in the coming years.
However, holidaymakers should be au fait of a simple rule that, by ignoring, could get their duty informal items confiscated.
A popular item that globe-trotters buy at duty-free is the famous Havana Rum.
However, many travellers have also make public that they then have it confiscated from them when prospering through a connecting airport such as LA or Madrid.
This is because it is compulsory for any juice to be sealed in a duty-free clear plastic bag with the receipt inside it.
Without this, it great that going through check in at the connecting airport will then be legally compelled to throw it away or alternatively, check it in as luggage at an extra cost.
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Alcohol bought in duty free in Cuba could be appropriated at a connecting airport
If you have a connecting flight on your way home, there is a come to pass of losing your booze on the way through security
Hikers have complained about this as many sellers at the duty-free settle neglect to inform people, as well as ignore the rule themselves.
One baggage called FrancescaH2 wrote on TripAdvisor: “My husband & I both had bottles of rum appropriated at Madrid airport. We were told it was because there was no ‘ticket’ in the sealed toilet kits that we had paid extra for. The bags were sealed in the shop ahead we had even finished paying for them so it was too late to put the receipt in the bags.”
«We were informed it was because there was no ‘ticket’ in the sealed bags that we had paid bonus for. The bags were sealed in the shop before we had even finished indemnifying for them so it was too late to put the receipt in the bags.”
«The bags were sealed in the peach on before we had even finished paying for them so it was too late to put the receipt in the attach cases.”
Another user AGoldfish advised to avoid buying duty-free memoranda altogether: “If you have a connecting flight on your way home, there is a stake of losing your booze on the way through security at your first stanch (the sealed bag is supposed to contain a receipt, which you’ll rarely get from a Cuban airport shop). In this occasion, buy it elsewhere and pack it in your checked luggage.
«In this case, buy it somewhere else and pack it in your checked luggage.»
However, this frustrating fiat isn’t given as a warning, with most travel websites simply suggesting the alcohol limit allowed, as opposed to this unknown law.
Havana rum is a favoured duty-free item for Britons to bring home
It’s not the only problem British rubberneckers could face when travelling to Cuba.
Holidaymakers will need to produce the document at customs to be allowed from one end to the other, as well as valid travel insurance to be allowed to enter.
Without them both, they peril being turned away after landing.