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Old Mar 23, 2004, 7:13 PM   #1
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Default Carrying Digicam on International flight

Hi All,

Are there any (security) restrictions on carrying Digicams on International flights?

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Old Mar 23, 2004, 7:27 PM   #2
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That probably depends on what countries you're visiting (or over-flying). No problems between Japan and the U.S.
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Old Mar 23, 2004, 7:28 PM   #3
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No. You may have to run it through X ray or have it hand searched, but no restrictions. It will fall under the do not operate during takeoff and landing along with other electronic devices, but that is all.
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Countries like Brazil like to tax you on anything that they deem expensive looking that you bring into the country. My father recently went there with a new laptop he purchased here in the US for $1200 and they charged him $400 in penalties. WTF!!! :x :evil: :evil: And I know those SOB's pocket all that money. :evil: :evil:
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Countries like Brazil like to tax you on anything that they deem expensive looking that you bring into the country. My father recently went there with a new laptop he purchased here in the US for $1200 and they charged him $400 in penalties. WTF!!! :x :evil: :evil: And I know those SOB's pocket all that money. :evil: :evil:
Customs suggests registering your item before you leave.
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Old Mar 24, 2004, 2:45 AM   #6
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Countries like Brazil like to tax you on anything that they deem expensive looking that you bring into the country. My father recently went there with a new laptop he purchased here in the US for $1200 and they charged him $400 in penalties. WTF!!! :x :evil: :evil: And I know those SOB's pocket all that money. :evil: :evil:
This can also happen at BKK, but it is getting rare.
"Tea Money" was the reason for it in the old days,don't know now.
A photo copy of the purchase receipt may....or may not help..if..
Generally speaking , keep it out of sight until you get to your hotel.
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Hong Kong won't be a problem as you don't clear customs on
those CX connections.

Security will often want to power on the cam and check it before you can clear.

Have a good trip.
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Old Mar 24, 2004, 9:31 PM   #7
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I have to tell you I was a little paranoid, travelling abroad earlier this year. I had my Fuju s7000, telephoto lens, image tank, and a lithium battery all in my carry on. I even had a nihm batteru changer in there with 2 BF cards & an XD in the camera. I made sure the batteries were charged so I could prove it was a wokring camera etc... Well, not only was it not an issue, no one even looked in the bag. (Still took over an hour to get through customs in Miami!!)

You can't win for trying...

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