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Old October 9th, 2008, 08:15 AM
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I am going on holiday next week to Dubai. Shisha is extremely cheap over there and extremely expensive here in the UK, so I was thinking of buying large amounts of shisha from there and bringing it back with me.I was just wondering if any of you guys knew any tips on getting very large amounts of tobacco through customs at the airport.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.Thanks.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 08:23 AM
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Haha easy, just put it in ur suitcase and pray to god they dont pick you for extra baggage checks
thats what i did at least, and it seemed to work :P
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Old October 9th, 2008, 08:24 AM
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It would help if u shaved before goin to the airport, I think that helped me alot
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Old October 9th, 2008, 08:25 AM
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Lol i really dont wanna get caught because then they take ALL the tobacco off you, they dont even let you take what youre allowed.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 08:37 AM
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yep its all about luck
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Old October 9th, 2008, 09:00 AM
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where are you from?
here in germany you can bring 2 kg of tobacco, pay a flatrate (43 or something) and thats all.
250g Al Fakher is about $2 or something lol so it will be cheap!
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Old October 9th, 2008, 09:29 AM
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just spread it out in the bags and if your with other people have them carry some as long as they are of age

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Old October 9th, 2008, 10:21 AM
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dude.. If u try to bring very much into the UK its a crime against something Im pretty sure of.. In sweden its some kind of smuggle crime so Im guessing its the same over there..
Its not only narcotics thats illegal to smuggle, large doses of alcohol and tobacco is also illegal depending on what their rule is..
correct me if Im wrong ( Might have mistaken )
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Old October 9th, 2008, 10:39 AM
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How much tobacco are you actually allowed to bring back per person into the UK?
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Old October 9th, 2008, 10:41 AM
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It would help if u shaved before goin to the airport, I think that helped me alot
LOL, thats crazy
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Old October 9th, 2008, 11:43 AM
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How much tobacco are you actually allowed to bring back per person into the UK?
1 kg to the EU for every person from outside the EU.
(dont know, if its different for ppl from britain, cuz the UK is not a member of the schengen agreement)
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Old October 9th, 2008, 11:58 AM
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Thanks guys for the help. So i guess i just have to split the tubs between mine, my brothers and my dads suitcases and hope that they dont ask to check or im screwed.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 12:28 PM
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Thanks guys for the help. So i guess i just have to split the tubs between mine, my brothers and my dads suitcases and hope that they dont ask to check or im screwed.
Make sure you don't go through the line together either. If it's obvious you guys are together, odds are they will pull the group of you over.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 12:32 PM
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I brang bak 20 kilos last year no problems and my mate did the same this year, it is all bought luck, but if you are gonna get 250 grams get it from duty free cos they have a lot, but kilo tubs just put it in your suitcase

Take a big bag into duty free thats nearly empty and stuff it in they
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Old October 9th, 2008, 01:13 PM
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I'm not condoning this and saying this is wrong. most shisha out of the container in in the ziplock bag doesn't say tobacco, so if you were to just bring the bags and not the outer packaging, you could store a bunch easier, press it flat and in between clothes and say it's food product which would be illegal and I wouldn't do it if I was you.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 02:03 PM
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How much do you guys think would be a safe amount to bring back between the three of us?
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Old October 9th, 2008, 02:16 PM
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Just linking this so people do not have to search for it:

Travelling to the UK from outside the European Union (EU)

When travelling from a non-EU country (including the Canary Islands, the Channel islands and Gibraltar) you can bring the following into the UK for your own use without paying UK tax or duty:

200 cigarettes; or 100 cigarillos; or 50 cigars; or 250g of tobacco
60cc of perfume
2 litres of still table wine
250cc of eau de toilette
1 litre of spirits or strong liqueurs over 22 per cent volume; or 2 litres of fortified wine*, sparkling wine or other liqueurs *such as port or sherry and
145 worth of all other goods including gifts and souvenirs.
If you have any more than these allowances you must declare the goods in the red channel or use the red point phone. If you do not, you are breaking the law and we may prosecute you.

If you are under 17 you cannot have the tobacco and alcohol allowances.
You are entitled to these allowances only if you travel with the goods and do not sell them.
If you bring in something worth more than the limit of 145, you must pay charges on the full value, not just the value above 145.
You and anyone you are travelling with cannot pool your individual allowances to bring in an item worth more than the limit. You will have to pay charges on the full value of the item.
If you are bringing back any duty-free or tax-free goods you bought when you left the UK, these count as part of your allowance.
If you also have tobacco or alcohol goods that you bought in an EU country (other than tobacco products over the limit for imports from that country) you will not have to pay any more duty or tax on these so long as:

they are for your own use and
you can show, if we ask you to, that you have paid duty and tax in an EU country, for example by producing the receipt.
If you are bringing your personal belongings or your car into the UK from outside the EU, see Notice 3. Bringing your belongings and private motor vehicle into the UK from outside the EC.

Air transfers. If you arrive by air and are transferring to a flight to another EU country, at the transfer point you need only declare goods in your hand baggage. You do not declare your hold baggage until you collect it at your final destination.

The same usually applies if you are transferring to a UK domestic flight. But in some cases we must clear both your hand luggage and hold baggage at the transfer airport. The airline will tell you when this is necessary.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 02:21 PM
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Damn, this means im legally allowed to bring back only one 250g tub. That really sucks. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 10:15 PM
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tell us how it goes
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Old October 10th, 2008, 01:34 AM
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kk will do
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Old October 10th, 2008, 02:17 PM
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ohh or or just ship more bags than u have with fake names! lol
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