Make sure your pen is black or blue. No reds pinks or purples :)
also remember certain countries strict quarantine requirements. Australia
you cannot bring anything living, including plants or foods at risk of bugs
Mexico takes all the bananas. They love them. They need them. They train
their dogs to find them.
I’m not a secret agent for sure. Or am I?
I remember when I went to London to visit my brother. The guy at the
immigration took FOREVER just to ask me the purpose of visit, where I was
going to stay at, how long I was going to be there, and whether I was
travelling alone (I was travelling with my parents – which meant it
literally took FOREVER just to clear all those questions per person) =/
Your tips are always helpful…even if I’m not traveling at the moment I
still look at your videos…cause you never know what happens and I’m glad
I’m getting tips from you Sonia. Thanks! 🙂 have a nice day
Thanks for the tips! Can’t wait to go to Philippines!
thanks for the tips! quick question. i’ll be traveling to france sometime
next year with my husband. obviously i have to have my passport but do i
need to do a visa thingy? like anything extra.
Some countries beside the US also care what you bring in. China has a
customs form, for example. Australia tends to be super picky about things
like produce too – after all, their local ecosystems are different from the
rest of the world’s. Also, beware US travelers who might think (as I did)
that you don’t need a visa for other English-speaking countries: You do for
Australia! (and perhaps others…) Thank goodness for the kind airline
check-in worker in Bangkok who helped me get a visa online before boarding
my connecting flight to Brisbane.
Not customs, but I was asked to go to some random little office at
Gibraltar airport so they could empty my bag… a can of insect repeller
that had been on at least 10 flights before was confiscated as being
dangerous. Who knew?! :p
They took your banana???
I can vouch for the pen thing. I missed my connecting flight because of
that issue and no one would lend me a pen on the plane :(
Thank you for another entertaining and useful video.
me gustan mucho tus videos, Dios te bendiga Sonia…
quiero ir a Colombia de vacaciones pero no se que documentos piden,que
dinero agarran aya, cual es el mejor hotel que me recomiendes y la
aerolinea te agradeceria mucho que me dieras tips seguire ahorrando en el
2015 para asi poderme ir muy pronto de vacaciones
que tengas buen dia, saludos desde Tamaulipas México :)
Because I’m from Puerto Rico and have an American passport (as all puerto
ricans do) I’m almost always held back at immigration and have to explain
the whole common wealth thing and why I have an american passport.
Sometimes is funny, others is annoying.There was one time when I was taken
aside from my group of friends and everyone was freaking out because they
though something was wrong. Sigh
like you’re really gonna tell the immigration if you are a secret agent or
drug lord lol
Can you bring your own food on the plane or will they take it
You should go to asian countries as well! I’m doing another multi country
trip this winter to Japan korea Singapore hk vietnam and Thailand. I’d love
for you to join!
There are a few comments on here about moving to another country
long-term. Immigration isn’t as simple as picking a country and booking a
flight; it can be a years-long process. You typically need to have
relatives in the country or a job offer in hand to even be considered.
Even then, you’ll usually have to have a medical exam to make sure you’re
not carrying any diseases, a background check to make sure you’re not
running from the law, and an interview where they’ll question your
character and motives. At some point you may be flat-out told that your
kind isn’t welcome in their country. There’s also tons of paperwork that
will inevitably get lost, and guess who’s responsible for getting
everything back on track.
Just a quick point: if you’re travelling somewhere geographically isolated,
they may have stricter customs regulations than other places to keep the
enivronment clean from all the nasties you can find in the rest of the
world. If you wait until you do the customs card on the plane, you could
get burned and have to throw away something you want to keep, particularly
if you’re traveling on from somewhere else if you have souvenirs.
The big one for me is Australia and wood. If you want a souvenir its worth
shelling out the extra bucks to get it in treated wood or to find somewhere
that will treat it for you. Its also a good idea to have a glance over the
regulations of anywhere you intend to visit. A lot of things are
self-evident (don’t try to bring in drugs, duh) but somethings you just
don’t expect (chewing gum in Singapore, for example)
do you know anything about border officials wanting a bribe for you to
enter? I was traveling from Italy to Prague for a weekend trip(by
auto)..and had problems at the Slovenia border. My Italian friend had to
enter their little office and was occupied for some time. Any ideas why
this was done?
OMG ! Thanks I’m going to Brazil for New Year’s thanks about the visa
notice ! Talk Life saver!
Thanks you !
Some little-known facts about customs & immigration. Did you know that some
countries require that your passport be valid for 6 months?
If you’re traveling internationally, be sure to ask your travel expert
about customs & immigration laws in the country you’re traveling to. We can
help make sure you’re well prepared before you leave.
Immigration can be very tiring as the line is super long and slow. Go to
those station where there is shorter line or those station for local which
will be faster and get out for the crowd. Sonia, I love your show. Can you
go to Asia to explore? Such as Singapore (where I lived). I did not see any
video about Asia. Can you do one video about Asia. I love to see. Hope you
can make one. Thanks
this is very helpful!!!! I’m planning to immigrate to Canada in two years
times (I’ll look on to this video in two years time!!!) and this is great
information to know since USA is close to Canada!!!! Thanks Sonia!!!!!
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