Custom Issues

Don’t forget to factor in airport taxes, which may sometimes be extra and due before you depart

Check duty-free allowances (alcohol and cigarettes) for the various countries you are visiting if you intend to take stock with you

For more information on your duty-free allowances when returning to the U.S. click here

Generally, personal effects such as cameras, video cameras, digital recorders (tape as well) may be imported without a permit (so long as you don’t have unreasonable numbers). Occasionally a customs bond may be required–to ensure that any such imported merchandise is exported at departure

Firearms require a special permit