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Duty free...what happens to excess brought in

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Duty free...what happens to excess brought in

I have read all the rules about amount we are allowed to bring into Bali.

But I was wondering if I chance it and bring a 4L carton of red wine in my suitcase and they search me what will happen.

Do I get fined or just the goods taken off me.

We can get some good cheap wine here in the UK and I thought it was worth the risk but not if I was going to get fined.

Also how strict are they at the airport? I know in Thailand they told me on a few occasions it wasn't allowed and please don't do it again but let me keep it :-)

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Ballina, Australia
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1. Re: Duty free...what happens to excess brought in

It used to be a high fine but the last year or so they tend to pour the alcohol out into a bin in front of you. You could still be fined. It is best just to stick to the limit of 1 liter per adult. The luggage is x-rayed before you get it so they know if there is anything suspect in there.

Sunderland, United...
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2. Re: Duty free...what happens to excess brought in

Thanks Lynne....we ll just leave it then and stick to allowance

Perth, Australia
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3. Re: Duty free...what happens to excess brought in

Not worth the risk. Highly probable that it will be picked up during the X-ray process.

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4. Re: Duty free...what happens to excess brought in

As mentioned above, just stick to the allowance so that you will get no unpleasant surprises. Checked in baggage sometimes get pre-marked before arriving on the baggage reclaim carousel, so Customs often know who to stop.

Sunderland, United...
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5. Re: Duty free...what happens to excess brought in

Yep noted....I shall stick to the limited...thanks everyone

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