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cigarette allowance coming from tenerife to Liverpool??

natalie_kyle
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cigarette allowance coming from tenerife to Liverpool??

does any body know the cigarette allowance coming from tenerife to Liverpool airport , and what happens if you bring back over the limit??

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1. Re: cigarette allowance coming from tenerife to Liverpool??

Your allowance is 200 cigs

If you bring back over the limit you take a chance

if you get caught then they take all of them off you, and you get given a warning

if you don't get caught well your lucky

Although the lad next to me on the plane bought 400 last week, as there was a offer on the plane, 400 for x amount, then walked through customs with them under his arm, and walked out pulling his suitcase, still with them under his arm.....lol

natalie_kyle
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2. Re: cigarette allowance coming from tenerife to Liverpool??

thank you just not sure weather to take 600 each back in our suitcase they will be all the same brand fingers crossed!! would you know if you took the fags back are you still allowed to take your limit of alchol as well??

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3. Re: cigarette allowance coming from tenerife to Liverpool??

If you for example bring home

600 cigs

and

1 lt of spirits

and you get caught, you get everything taken off you, your not allowed to keep your 200 cigs and bottle of spirit.

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4. Re: cigarette allowance coming from tenerife to Liverpool??

You may be offered the chance to pay the duty on the cigarettes that you have taken back more than the 200 which you will then pay the same as at home ,this is of course if the duty officer sees you in a good light ,if not well,they are as Lenny9 says confiscated .Remember it is 200 per person .You could play ignorant by putting 200 in your suit case and buy 400 on the way back on the plane ,cases are more often than not xrayed at the departure airport .The risk is in your hands really .

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5. Re: cigarette allowance coming from tenerife to Liverpool??

last twice come back from tenerife to newcastle no one at customs time before everyone got stopped and there cases were x rayed there was piles of cigs stacked up to show everyone they meant business its a chance you take i think it depends on the age of the flight and they will target certain flights when we got stopped it was 0430 the other times it was daytime flights didnt have any cigs anyway as i dont smoke.customs have been known to stamp your passport as well when you have stuff confiscated.

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6. Re: cigarette allowance coming from tenerife to Liverpool??

we once saw customs walk straight to a guy and take him away, we saw him outside later waiting for the bus and he said they knew he was well over on the cigs and drink and took the lot of him !!

not worth the risk !!

if you want cigs go to mainland Spain or the Balearic's , they cost more but you can bring back 3200 each legally ..

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7. Re: cigarette allowance coming from tenerife to Liverpool??

Hi

IMHO if you have to go to such lengths to smoke a fag can you really afford to smoke in the first place ??

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8. Re: cigarette allowance coming from tenerife to Liverpool??

If you get caught I think your passport details must go on a computer list and get flagged up when you travel, as a friend of mine was caught with 400 over the limit last time he was here. This time as soon as he passed through passport control he was called to customs but he was within his allowance.

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