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Duty Free at Heathrow

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Duty Free at Heathrow

Hi,

I was planning to get some perfume and sunscreen at Heathrow but was wondering how the no liquid rules will affect this - ie will they take it off us when we get to Bangkok to get our onward flight to Phuket?

Look forward to your replies.

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1. Re: Duty Free at Heathrow

Hi,

Bangkok honors the STEBS bag system.. that's those clear, read & white tamper-proof bags that LAGS are put into.. but it must be same-day travel and you cannot exit the sterile or air-side area.

The bag with the enclosed receipt will be checked.. and this only applies at the transit security check-points., If you exit the air-side and then re-enter those check-points will not honor the STEBS bag..

Essentially, the bag is only valid for one day and must remain air-side

Travel Safe,

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2. Re: Duty Free at Heathrow

You can get better sunscreen at home more cheaply and pack it in your checked in luggage than in Duty Free. If you like MAC products or even Boots No 7 they are cheaper on Thailand.

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3. Re: Duty Free at Heathrow

Hi Alan

Can you get MAC products in Khao Lak or do you need to go to Phuket?

Thanks

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4. Re: Duty Free at Heathrow

We didn't see them in Khao Lak but my wife did get some in a pharmacy in Takua Pa which is nearer than Phuket - about 30 minutes north.

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5. Re: Duty Free at Heathrow

Thanks for this

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6. Re: Duty Free at Heathrow

Just wanted to ask, we will be flying from Heathrow into KL with Malaysian Airlines & then on to Phuket. Can we purchase alcohol at Heathrow & carry through KL to Phuket?

Thanks.

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7. Re: Duty Free at Heathrow

Yes, so long as you keep it in the clear bag sealed in the Duty Free Shop.

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8. Re: Duty Free at Heathrow

Thanks so much again. Appreciate your reply.

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