funnell - Answered a Question by Read (28 Nov 08 08:18)

You are only alould 4oo hundred.

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Harman - Answered a Question by Read (06 Sep 08 08:27)

Questions about tobacco allowances have been answered elsewhere in the last few days so you could do a search. Duty free allowances are the same wherever in the world the ship has been. The trick in the EU is to buy onshore, which are not duty free and therefore not subject to duty free rules, rather than try to bring in duty frees bought from the ship.

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hackney - Answered a Question by Read (20 Sep 08 11:14)

If you buy cigs in an EU country you are allowed 3200 per person. The cheapest place in Europe is Spain. If you buy duty free cigs you are only allowed 200 per person.The cheapest cigs we got were from Estonia on a Baltics cruise we paid just over £10 for 200.

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funnell - replied to hackney (28 Nov 08 08:27)

I got caught yesturday by custoum from a cruise and i brought mine in malta and they still took it all because we didnt declaire we were over there limit i think it needs too be changed.

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hackney - replied to funnell (29 Nov 08 08:47)

I am not sure if Malta is a full member of the EU as yet If they are and you bought duty paid cigs you should not have had them confiscated. If you bought them at the duty free shop on the dock then you are only allowed 200. The rule is to download a list of all the full members of the EU. Then buy your cigs at a tobac duty paid you are then allowed to bring back 3200 per person if you buy duty free then you are only allowed 200. Also if you buy them onboard ship it is the same only 200. Dont be fooled into thinking you wont be stopped at customs. We went on a cruise to Egypt that called in Malaga first. It was a Sunday so we could not buy cigs as the shops were closed. We called in one of the greek Islands and bought a few at a duty free shop. We warned a couplewho bought 6400 that they might be stopped they said they never had before. When we got into Southampton we were lucky we did not get stopped but as we walked through customs this couple were having to unpack their cases and had to pay the excess. SO BE WARNED.

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Maidment - Answered a Question by Read (29 Sep 08 13:13)

How many tobacco cigarets am i allowed to bring back when i arrive back from a med cruise.

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b - Answered a Question by Read (24 Jan 09 17:21)

3200 limit is a myth. 3200 is a guideline set down which HMG are trying to enforce against EU directives. Obviously I'm referring to duty paid within the EU. The situation at customs is that you must convince them that they are for personal use, i.e. contrary to popular belief they assume you're guilty and you must convince them of your innocence. This country is one big nanny state that wants to screw you down in every aspect. ....Emigration is probably the only sensible solution...

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