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Food into Switzerland

My sons (and about 60 others) are going to Kandersteg International Scout Camp next week and I am trying to work out what munchies they can take with them and where they will need to get rid of them.

Could the boys take sandwiches, crisps and anything non-liquid with them as far as the plane and then dispose of them when they get off? Would unopened crisps etc be ok past that?
They eat at least double portions of everything and the grouchiest kids ever if they are hungry (add in to the mix a 6am flight and it isn't pleasant!).

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Re: Food into Switzerland

Welcome to the Forum. I haven't much idea but Googling Switzerland Food Import Regulations brings this page:

This from Swiss Customs Administration

and this bit in particular:
Travelling provisions
Foodstuff ready to eat and non-alcoholic beverages for the day of travelling.

Whether the sixty of them can convince the customs officials that 50 Mars Bars, 62 Crunchies, 78 packets of crisps (cheese and onion please) or whatever else the youngsters these days eat is 'food for the day of travelling' is anybody's guess. If they have children of their own who take part in sport, they'll probably accept it without batting an eye-lid.

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Re: Food into Switzerland

Of course you can take sweets and snacks on a plane... it's only things like meat and alcohol/tobacco that are seriously affected by limits. The amount of snacks that a schoolkid would typically have on them are zero problem.
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The amount of snacks that a schoolkid would typically have on them are zero problem.
Have you ever crossed a border with a busload of competitive swimmers going to a two day meet? It looks like they are planning to open a food section of Migros at the poolside.

Seriously, you're right of course.

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No problem at all. They can each take as many supplies as they like with them ( bar liquids of course unless purchased after security) for their own personal consumption. As long as their ham sandwiches don't contain more than a kilo of meat or are consumed before landing in Switzerland they will have no issues.
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...before landing in Dwitzerland they will have no issues.
I got it wrong. I thought they were coming to Switzerland.
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I got it wrong. I thought they were coming to Switzerland.
Haha. Why doesn't autocorrect pick up on obvious errors instead of randomly changing things that don't need changing?
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As I write half my stuff in German and half in English and my smart phone is so smart it has two checkers and I don't notice which I have it set to (and I swear that it changes things after I have already looked at them anyway), I am quite surprised when I land up with the text I thought I had written.
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