Traveling Abroad? Watch Out for These Customs Restrictions

March 30, 2023

Ready to jet off on your next international adventure? Don’t forget to pack your sense of adventure and check Customs rules. That’s right, while traveling abroad can be a thrill, bringing back certain items can quickly turn into a headache if you’re not prepared. 

In this article, travel experts highlight surprising items that Customs may flag you for at the airport.

Did you know that Kinder Eggs are outlawed in the U.S. due to concerns about the toy inside being a choking hazard for children? And that tulip bulbs must bear a specific seal to indicate they have been approved for travel? And how about supplements without their original packaging being seen as suspicious and electronics like spare laptop batteries or portable laptop keyboards requiring proper documentation or approval before being allowed into the country?

The travel expert at Asaptickets, Mercedes Zach, advises, “Remember, if it’s just a spare laptop battery or power bank, it needs to go in your carry-on bag. Otherwise, these items will be confiscated at Customs.

Find out more about these and other surprising items and how to avoid any issues at Customs by reading the full article here.