Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Other/general  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 20.12.2012, 20:23
Wallabies's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Winterthur
Posts: 3,219
Groaned at 311 Times in 176 Posts
Thanked 3,314 Times in 1,577 Posts
Wallabies has a reputation beyond reputeWallabies has a reputation beyond reputeWallabies has a reputation beyond reputeWallabies has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bringing a turkey from England

We purposely have chosen to NOT have turkey since it such a common meat that we can have any time of the year here that its not really special as a christmas meal
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Wallabies for this useful post:
  #22  
Old 20.12.2012, 21:10
kri's Avatar
kri kri is offline
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 2,148
Groaned at 43 Times in 32 Posts
Thanked 1,940 Times in 983 Posts
kri has a reputation beyond reputekri has a reputation beyond reputekri has a reputation beyond reputekri has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bringing a turkey from England

Quote:
View Post
You do not have to declare it by your own but when asked have to tell the truth. :
That is not true actually.

You are obliged to go in the "something to declare" line and declare it.

If you go in the green lane and they stop you and you then declare it, it can be considered as you trying not to declare something (which would be true)

you have the responsibility to declare the stuff without them having to ask you.

K
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 20.12.2012, 21:42
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 32,223
Groaned at 2,454 Times in 1,776 Posts
Thanked 39,315 Times in 18,533 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bringing a turkey from England

I have always found that when I declare the 60 liters of wine, they never ask if I have anything else.

Tom
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 20.12.2012, 21:44
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 32,223
Groaned at 2,454 Times in 1,776 Posts
Thanked 39,315 Times in 18,533 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bringing a turkey from England

Quote:
View Post
That is not true actually.

You are obliged to go in the "something to declare" line and declare it.
Yes, but if you are driving across there normally is no such line, so you declare when asked.

Tom
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 20.12.2012, 22:19
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lausanne
Posts: 794
Groaned at 118 Times in 36 Posts
Thanked 765 Times in 375 Posts
Noth has an excellent reputationNoth has an excellent reputationNoth has an excellent reputationNoth has an excellent reputation
Re: Bringing a turkey from England

Quote:
View Post
Yes, but if you are driving across there normally is no such line, so you declare when asked.

Tom
Yes, but irrelevant. The OP said FLYING. And I'd be surprised if the UK airport security will let you through with a frozen turkey. Phone ahead perhaps? And how does a medium size turkey fit in an overhead compartment?
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 20.12.2012, 23:02
Caviarchips's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Basel Stadt
Posts: 3,979
Groaned at 99 Times in 77 Posts
Thanked 6,677 Times in 2,388 Posts
Caviarchips has a reputation beyond reputeCaviarchips has a reputation beyond reputeCaviarchips has a reputation beyond reputeCaviarchips has a reputation beyond reputeCaviarchips has a reputation beyond reputeCaviarchips has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bringing a turkey from England

Quote:
View Post
We purposely have chosen to NOT have turkey since it such a common meat that we can have any time of the year here that its not really special as a christmas meal
And nobody in the history of the world has EVER made a roast turkey which is anything other than tough and dry....or uncooked. And before anybody posts that they have.....no, you haven't Other meats will ALWAYS taste better

Anyway....back to the topic.......I can't see why one couldn't carry on a turkey to a flight.....what rule does that breach?
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Caviarchips for this useful post:
  #27  
Old 20.12.2012, 23:18
miniMia's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: romandie
Posts: 9,975
Groaned at 101 Times in 92 Posts
Thanked 9,106 Times in 4,522 Posts
miniMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bringing a turkey from England

Quote:
View Post
And nobody in the history of the world has EVER made a roast turkey which is anything other than tough and dry....or uncooked. And before anybody posts that they have.....no, you haven't Other meats will ALWAYS taste better

Anyway....back to the topic.......I can't see why one couldn't carry on a turkey to a flight.....what rule does that breach?
I was going to say that to cook a turkey that is not dry you need a meat thermometer and take it out before it hits temp as the temp keeps going up. But I won't.

I guess they might consider a frozen turkey as a weapon, which it is... Or could be. At least I know of a frozen leg of lamb was used as a weapon.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank miniMia for this useful post:
  #28  
Old 20.12.2012, 23:19
Caviarchips's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Basel Stadt
Posts: 3,979
Groaned at 99 Times in 77 Posts
Thanked 6,677 Times in 2,388 Posts
Caviarchips has a reputation beyond reputeCaviarchips has a reputation beyond reputeCaviarchips has a reputation beyond reputeCaviarchips has a reputation beyond reputeCaviarchips has a reputation beyond reputeCaviarchips has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bringing a turkey from England

Quote:
View Post
I was going to say that to cook a turkey that is not dry you need a meat thermometer and take it out before it hits temp as the temp keeps going up. But I won't.

I guess they might consider a frozen turkey as a weapon, which it is... Or could be. At least I know of a frozen leg of lamb was used as a weapon.
I don't think a frozen turkey can do more harm that a large laptop or a bottle of whiskey!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Caviarchips for this useful post:
  #29  
Old 21.12.2012, 10:08
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 32,223
Groaned at 2,454 Times in 1,776 Posts
Thanked 39,315 Times in 18,533 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bringing a turkey from England

Quote:
View Post
I was going to say that to cook a turkey that is not dry you need a meat thermometer and take it out before it hits temp as the temp keeps going up. But I won't.
Or, cook breast-side DOWN.

Tom
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 21.12.2012, 10:25
Slaphead's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Zürich
Posts: 3,223
Groaned at 34 Times in 30 Posts
Thanked 9,408 Times in 2,870 Posts
Slaphead has a reputation beyond reputeSlaphead has a reputation beyond reputeSlaphead has a reputation beyond reputeSlaphead has a reputation beyond reputeSlaphead has a reputation beyond reputeSlaphead has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bringing a turkey from England

My girlfriend managed to bring a turkey across from England about 6 years ago...

...and I'm still here
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Slaphead for this useful post:
  #31  
Old 21.12.2012, 14:33
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Bringing a turkey from England

Quote:
View Post
You do not have to declare it by your own but when asked have to tell the truth.
Quote:
View Post
That is not true actually.

You are obliged to go in the "something to declare" line and declare it.

If you go in the green lane and they stop you and you then declare it, it can be considered as you trying not to declare something (which would be true)

you have the responsibility to declare the stuff without them having to ask you.
Maybe you missed the point higher up - they were talking about goods _under_ the allowed levels. If you're below the limits then you do not have anything to declare, so you go through the green lane at an airport, just as you would when bringing in duty-free fags or booze, as long as you're within said limits.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 21.12.2012, 14:44
Mélusine's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Lutry
Posts: 3,944
Groaned at 32 Times in 27 Posts
Thanked 5,653 Times in 2,263 Posts
Mélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bringing a turkey from England

Laws aside, isn't is a bit unsanitary to do such a long trip with frozen goods out of any kind of freezing unit????

I mean, bit of a shame to import poultry, even legally, to have your Xmas spoilt by food poisoning, no?!
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 21.12.2012, 14:48
Wallabies's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Winterthur
Posts: 3,219
Groaned at 311 Times in 176 Posts
Thanked 3,314 Times in 1,577 Posts
Wallabies has a reputation beyond reputeWallabies has a reputation beyond reputeWallabies has a reputation beyond reputeWallabies has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bringing a turkey from England

Quote:
View Post
My girlfriend managed to bring a turkey across from England about 6 years ago...

...and I'm still here
Was she required to declare the "turkey" in the red line and did she have to pay additional duties or was the value of the turkey too low for this to become a problem
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 21.12.2012, 14:53
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Bringing a turkey from England

Quote:
View Post
Laws aside, isn't is a bit unsanitary to do such a long trip with frozen goods out of any kind of freezing unit????

I mean, bit of a shame to import poultry, even legally, to have your Xmas spoilt by food poisoning, no?!
As long as you're not planning on re-freezing it when you get here it shouldn't be a problem if it starts to defrost a little. But if you put it in checked-in baggage rather than carry-on it probably won't get much chance to defrost anyway. If the outside is still completely solid, as may often be the case after just an hour or four in an insulated bag, the putting it straight back in the freezer will be fine.

For any food poisoning issues it would have to have defrosted quite a lot, enough so that the outer layers are up to room temperature, _and_ to have been kept that way for some time, like two or three days. Putting it back in the fridge once it's started to defrost and letting it get the rest of the way over the next 24 hrs should be no problem at all.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank for this useful post:
  #35  
Old 22.12.2012, 12:12
kri's Avatar
kri kri is offline
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 2,148
Groaned at 43 Times in 32 Posts
Thanked 1,940 Times in 983 Posts
kri has a reputation beyond reputekri has a reputation beyond reputekri has a reputation beyond reputekri has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bringing a turkey from England

Quote:
Maybe you missed the point higher up - they were talking about goods _under_ the allowed levels. If you're below the limits then you do not have anything to declare, so you go through the green lane at an airport, just as you would when bringing in duty-free fags or booze, as long as you're within said limits.
Did not miss the point at all... Poster was saying you are onbliged to declare goods only if asked and it is not true. You are obliged to spontaneously declare them, either via the correct lane @ airport or rolling down your car window and making it clear you wish to declare something.

I agree if you are below the limit then you do not declare anything, unless asked.

Believe a turkey would be above limits.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank kri for this useful post:
  #36  
Old 22.12.2012, 14:22
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Bringing a turkey from England

Quote:
View Post
We purposely have chosen to NOT have turkey since it such a common meat that we can have any time of the year here that its not really special as a christmas meal
Roast lamb for us this year! If you live in Geneva, just go to France on Monday to get your turkey, much safer and not much more expensive, and if 2 of you in the car = 7kg.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 22.12.2012, 15:19
Wallabies's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Winterthur
Posts: 3,219
Groaned at 311 Times in 176 Posts
Thanked 3,314 Times in 1,577 Posts
Wallabies has a reputation beyond reputeWallabies has a reputation beyond reputeWallabies has a reputation beyond reputeWallabies has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bringing a turkey from England

Quote:
Roast lamb for us this year! If you live in Geneva, just go to France on Monday to get your turkey, much safer and not much more expensive, and if 2 of you in the car = 7kg.

Only if you get 2 separate birds on separate invoices, a single 7kg bird cannot be split for customs pirposes
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 22.12.2012, 15:23
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Bringing a turkey from England

According to out customs officer neighbour, that rule only applies to other goods, like beds, ovens, etc, not to a joint of meat.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 22.12.2012, 15:31
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Zurich
Posts: 12
Groaned at 4 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Cheltenhamshire has annoyed a few people around hereCheltenhamshire has annoyed a few people around hereCheltenhamshire has annoyed a few people around here
Re: Bringing a turkey from England

Why feeking bother?
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 22.12.2012, 15:53
Wallabies's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Winterthur
Posts: 3,219
Groaned at 311 Times in 176 Posts
Thanked 3,314 Times in 1,577 Posts
Wallabies has a reputation beyond reputeWallabies has a reputation beyond reputeWallabies has a reputation beyond reputeWallabies has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bringing a turkey from England

Quote:
View Post
Why feeking bother?
Agree a salad is much less hassel and meat at christmas is over rated
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
We're from England. England? California Dreamer Jokes/funnies 0 02.03.2012 23:33
Moving to England, and bringing Swiss wife & Swiss-England kids with us UncleMike988 Leaving Switzerland 3 22.09.2011 18:08
A quite hot hello from Turkey babua Introductions 8 30.06.2008 02:49
hello from Turkey kuremer Introductions 1 18.09.2007 07:38


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 13:21.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0