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USA returning residents TSA change on duty free purchases

Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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USA returning residents TSA change on duty free purchases

A new law is now in effect for USA flyers returning home after being out of the country...and bringing back Duty-free liquids...

Inbound international changes

Beginning January 31, 2014, passengers traveling internationally into the United States with a connecting flight will be permitted to carry liquids in excess of 100 mL in their carry-on baggage, provided they were purchased in duty-free shops and placed in secure, tamper-evident bags (STEBs).

Technological advances may allow passengers to keep these liquids in their carry-on baggage, provided they are presented in a STEB and are able to be screened and cleared by Transportation Security Officers at the checkpoint.

Liquids that cannot be screened and cleared will not be allowed to remain in a passenger’s carry-on baggage. Passengers may elect to place these items into checked baggage, if available, or forfeit them prior to entering the secure area of the airport. This may include liquids in opaque, ceramic, or metallic bottles, or other containers that cannot be effectively scanned.

tsa.gov/traveler-information/3-1-1-carry-ons

Edited: 05 February 2014, 17:02
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1. Re: USA returning residents TSA change on duty free purchases

I saw this on CNN the other day- great news for those of us catching connecting flights and bringing duty free booze back!

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2. Re: USA returning residents TSA change on duty free purchases

Does this apply to Canada though, or just to the US so far...seems like we always lag behind :(

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3. Re: USA returning residents TSA change on duty free purchases

Good question!

www.catsa.gc.ca/liquids-food-personal-items

It doesn't look like anything has changed...yet.

At least when we connect in US airports, we can still have it in our carry-ons, just not if we connect in other Canadian airports. Hopefully they will soon follow suit, though!

Edited: 07 February 2014, 17:01
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