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Hi so we take off bright and early tomorrow morning for PDC (woohooo!!) have a question.. So we wanted to bring a pepperspray in our checked luggage, TSA said it was fine so long as it was under 4 oz and it had a switch to turn it off, BUT im trying to find out if this will be ok once we are in Mexico?? Tried calling the customs # i was given but they are closed.. has anyone taken pepperspray with them?? ALSO we have a 3 inch pocket knife I know the rules on packing that in our checked bags but also have the same question about whether that will be permitted in mexico and/or at the cancun airport. The LAST thing we need on vacation is to accidentally break a law and end up in trouble! would greatly appriciate the feedback, only a few hours away!!

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1. Re: Question needs answering QUICK!!!!

Please do not bring any of those items with you .You will not need this in Playa ,a very quiet and peaceful place .

Medford, Oregon
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i bring my pepperspray with me everywhere I go. I live in a small quiet town and bring it even on walks with me it once potentially saved my life. You never know what could happen anywhere you go, and I would never take it out unless I was being attacked. We are also going outside of Playa.. just wondering if anyone knows the mexican law on this, not looking to start a debate on whether I would need it or not, thanks :)

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Hi rookiegrl - I'm not sure about pepper spray but absolutely no pocket knives are allowed. We did not know this and used to bring one when we went.

This talks about pocket knives:

tijuana.usconsulate.gov/tijuana/warning.html

Have fun!

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kimberlyterry, thanks so much for the link! Im sure we will be fine but you never know. All it takes is one crooked person in the safest place in the world... so now that the pocket knife is ruled out, anyone on the pepperspray??

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If you don't get an answer here, you might try at the playa.info forum.

http://www.playa.info/playa-del-carmen-forum/

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I sense doom. Ixnay the knife. Good Luck with the pepper spray. Please don't use it on the obnoxious shop keepers, they are loud but harmless.

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Not old bay?