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Old 08.11.2010, 18:12
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Re: Can I take food in my hand luggage??

To avoid spreading animal diseaeses there are always controls. You can take your personal food as long as it is cooked, baked etc. Not smoked! During one of the swine flu epidemics the customs were siezing ham sandwiches.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...rks-panic.html
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You would need to actually say where you are going, as, as it stands, the answer to your question is yes, you can take cheese out of Switzerland in hand luggage...
to Russia - they don't check anything on the arrival there
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Re: Can I take food in my hand luggage??

You should have no problem exiting Switzerland with cheese, as I've done it and there were no problems. If you are sure Russia has no checks, then probably ok, but many countries have phytosanitary restrictions which often restrict cheese. Keep in mind that due to the 'no liquids' restrictions on many airlines, this assumes you don't have cheese in brine, etc. I assume solid cheese is ok, but perhaps check directly with airline.
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Re: Can I take food in my hand luggage??

I can now confirm - I asked at the cheese shop to pack the cheese in plastic for the plane. They did notice it at the departure check asked me to open the suitcase, then looked at it and we laughed together So no prob departing, same on arrivals
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Re: Can I take aloe vera leaf in my hand luggage??

Hi. I've attached 2 pics. I bought this aloe vera leaf in an Asian food shop here in swtzerland. I am going to uk . Can anyone tell me asap if I'm allowed to take this in my handluggage ? I'll be travelling with easyjet or ryanair not sure yet. Let me know eitherway plz

The inside of it is gel. It's full of like gel..which if I cut it its like a clear gel.
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Re: Can I take food in my hand luggage??

Here is one I'm finishing here. I've cut this one. Looks like this inside

U basically eat the inside for health reasons
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Re: Can I take food in my hand luggage??

The only thing to be careful of as far as i know is the rules at the airports to which you fly. Most countries dont allow you to take food items through customs due to biohazard risks..
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Re: Can I take food in my hand luggage??

if it's not stinky food, you'll be ok. And it won't be detected by scanners as it's not liquid....
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Re: Can I take food in my hand luggage??

I'd probably avoid taking the aloe vera leaf, unless you don't mind having to bin it. Pastes and stuff like peanut butter have been declined before.

I doubt you'll get an absolute definitive answer either way, and you're at the whim of the security guy on the day.
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Re: Can I take food in my hand luggage??

Theoretically all raw, salted & smoked agricultural products, like flowers, cheese or bacon, have to be declared at the UK border, and approved, this is to stop the spread of diseases. But again, theoretically, anything coming from the EU has already been inspected and is approved.

To be safe, why not just pack the aloe vera leaf in your heavy hold luggage, and then security cannot confiscate it. Someone at security might otherwise accuse you of carrying a poisonous plant and take it off you!

By the way, you can buy fresh Asian products in the UK, & cheaper too.
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Re: Can I take food in my hand luggage??

Was never able to find aloe vera leaf in uk


This was only 5chf.

It's not worth me paying 30 pounds for hold baggage suitcase just cos a 5chf leaf.

My only concern was getting a fine..either entering uk or leaving it.
But I've read that that's normally for piracy things
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Re: Can I take food in my hand luggage??

bloody hell. A fine entering the UK? They would not even notice nor inspect.
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Haha good .
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Re: Can I take food in my hand luggage??

As there is gel visible it might be confiscated. I would put it in my handbag and if it shows up when scanned then they can make a decision. Or you could put it in the plastic bag with your liquid cosmetics then you are being open about having it.
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Re: Can I take food in my hand luggage??

It's big the length of an arm . It won't fit in plastic liquid bag. I'll just put in my handluggage in the clear bag it's in already. As long as I don't get a fine I don't mind it being confiscated. Thanks
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It's big the length of an arm . It won't fit in plastic liquid bag. I'll just put in my hand luggage in the clear bag it's in already. As long as I don't get a fine I don't mind it being confiscated. Thanks
Then I hope it is less than 55 cm long, it must fit inside your cabin luggage,

http://support.easyjet.com/request.do?view%28%29=c{534477b0-ced8-11e2-ef6e-000000000000}

otherwise stuff it down your trousers...
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Re: Can I take food in my hand luggage??

Lol. It fits in a handbag so surely it's ok. It's around 35cm
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I'd probably avoid taking the aloe vera leaf, unless you don't mind having to bin it. Pastes and stuff like peanut butter have been declined before.

I doubt you'll get an absolute definitive answer either way, and you're at the whim of the security guy on the day.
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Hi. I've attached 2 pics. I bought this aloe vera leaf in an Asian food shop here in swtzerland. I am going to uk . Can anyone tell me asap if I'm allowed to take this in my handluggage ? I'll be travelling with easyjet or ryanair not sure yet. Let me know eitherway plz

The inside of it is gel. It's full of like gel..which if I cut it its like a clear gel.
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It's big the length of an arm . It won't fit in plastic liquid bag. I'll just put in my handluggage in the clear bag it's in already. As long as I don't get a fine I don't mind it being confiscated. Thanks
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Lol. It fits in a handbag so surely it's ok. It's around 35cm
Firstly, I sincerely joke your own arms aren't 35cms long, as you'll never get your keys out of your pockets!!!!

Fresh Aloe Vera leaves are avaliable in England.... try the local florists, you'll be able to buy a whole plant.
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Re: Can I take food in my hand luggage??

Food is fine. No marmite though, got caught out on that last time and they took the jar :'(
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