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Old April 15th, 2015, 06:26 AM
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Default UK customs @ heathrow

i am told the customs are scrutinizing flights from dubai into heathrow much more than they used to.

has anyone traveled recently and experienced this?

what are the options if you are bringing back from than 250g per adult passenger? can you let the excess be confiscated or is it usually all in or all out?
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Old April 15th, 2015, 08:19 AM
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I came back from Egypt last year and was specifically asked if I had Hookah tobacco on me. I said I did and showed them 6 250g packs the customs girl said I should only bring 250g on future flights but let me through as she said I had been honest and open.

Friends that have been on flights back from dubai have been checked quite thoroughly and asked specifically about hookah tobacco.

They give you the option of paying duty or confiscation.
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Old May 30th, 2015, 11:50 AM
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Came back from dubai yesterday. Landed in Heathrow with 6x 250g boxes of tobacco.

Told my bro we would be stopped and we were. There was about 6 officers stopping lots of people so they are definitely hot on it.

Guy asked how much we had. Told him about the shisha and my bro was honest about the 600 cigarettes he had.

Officer asked us about are employment and then said he won't do paperwork this time but should not do it again as we could get prosecuted.

He did say that there is now a strict limit on shisha but as there was me my bro and his son that I could get away with 750g.

Then said normally they will let you be slightly over on shisha or cigarettes but not both so we were very lucky.

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Old June 18th, 2015, 08:53 PM
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I just came back from the US at Heathrow and lucky me, the customs area was completely empty, no officer in sight.
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Old June 20th, 2015, 10:26 PM
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i am coming back to USA from africa - is there a customs limit in USA for Shisha?
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Old June 21st, 2015, 02:33 PM
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i am coming back to USA from africa - is there a customs limit in USA for Shisha?
I thought USA never taxed tobacco. Is that not true?
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Old June 21st, 2015, 02:51 PM
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I thought USA never taxed tobacco. Is that not true?
very far from it. iirc from the last time i traveled internationally, the limit for cigarettes was two cartons. based on that id say you can probably bring 500g back duty free, but i would look up the regulations online to be sure
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Old June 21st, 2015, 10:24 PM
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very far from it. iirc from the last time i traveled internationally, the limit for cigarettes was two cartons. based on that id say you can probably bring 500g back duty free, but i would look up the regulations online to be sure

i looked it up online - from what i gather it is considered flavored tobacco? the quote is contact local port of entry - which of course the link is down.

the shelves are full of nahkla and al fahker here
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Old June 22nd, 2015, 07:07 PM
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I bought back 20kg of AF from Dubai to Manchester along with various cigarettes and cigars last year with mrs, didn't get stopped or searched. My mate got caught with approximately 2kg or so of AF earlier this year from dubai to Manchester. Its all about luck and time of flight you travel really. But if you get caught your name can go on record
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Old September 20th, 2017, 03:23 AM
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Update on this. I travelled back from Dubai yesterday with 2.5kg of shisha. Landed at 8.30pm and customs agents at Heathrow were stopping people. Luckily I managed to get through without being stopped.
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Update on this. I travelled back from Dubai yesterday with 2.5kg of shisha. Landed at 8.30pm and customs agents at Heathrow were stopping people. Luckily I managed to get through without being stopped.
Lucky bro. It's just *** luck I guess. What flavours you bring back?
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Old September 22nd, 2017, 03:54 AM
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Lucky bro. It's just *** luck I guess. What flavours you bring back?
Yeah pure luck. Twice flying to Heathrow have had guards waiting but last year flew back to Gatwick and nobody was there.

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