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#410414 - 06/23/11 11:15 AM Can you buy booze from the airport and take it San
Hunter45 Offline
Last year we were in the Airport waiting for our plane to take us home to the states and I seen passengers that just arrived and they were buying booze to take to San perdo. Is that possible and if it is, how much can you bring to San Perdo from the airport? THANKS

#410416 - 06/23/11 01:17 PM Re: Can you buy booze from the airport and take it San [Re: Hunter45]
shuffles Offline
There is an "inbound" duty free shop at Belize International. You MUST go to it before you go through customs. You can bring in 4 bottles of liquor per person. If you stop at duty free in the US on your way in, it's one bottle per person.
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#410425 - 06/23/11 02:54 PM Re: Can you buy booze from the airport and take it San [Re: shuffles]
Bear Offline
Something is going off in my head about this...I'm checking and will post again later but I believe you are "required" to use the Declare Line with said 4 liters of duty free liquor.

Last time we went through I'm pretty sure I saw a sign in the airport something to the effect of

"You must declare all goods blah blah including Duty free....blah blah blah"

Also, and again I'm checking but I think you are responsible for duty on more than 1 liter...at that point waiting until you're in town may be worth your while unless its booze other than Belizean...in other words "if its Belizean there is no reason..."

I'll get back on this one, as usual how the Officers of the day choose to apply the regs is another matter as they never seem to be consistent...Shuffles do remeber see the sign 'm talking about?

Edited by Bear (06/23/11 03:15 PM)
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#410438 - 06/23/11 03:13 PM Re: Can you buy booze from the airport and take it San [Re: Bear]
t42 Offline
So go thru the declare line it is either four or five liters per person duty free no worries.

#410445 - 06/23/11 03:28 PM Re: Can you buy booze from the airport and take it San [Re: t42]
Loansum-Al K Offline
Four bottles per person............NO Duty
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#410448 - 06/23/11 03:46 PM Re: Can you buy booze from the airport and take it [Re: Loansum-Al K]
SnoopysMom Offline
I can confirm no duty. I suppose the prices are a bit higher than the states, but way less than Belize. The selection is not large either. It is a bit of a hassle juggling things around / having to pack them in your bags (liquids) for the Tropic or Maya flight, but well worth the $$$s.

#410452 - 06/23/11 04:02 PM Re: Can you buy booze from the airport and take it [Re: Hunter45]
Bigduck77 Offline
We arived last Saturday and bought a oouple of bottles inbound before leaving BZE for the muni airport. We found it very advantageous to buy it there as it is a better deal and also gave us a very short line through customs. Most everyone stays in right line with nothing to declare but we crusied to front of declare line and gave them our receipt for the booze we just bought. SnoopysMom is right that ther isnt a great selection. No One Barrel which was a bummer. Writing this on my hammock overlooking the water at our villa so life is good!

#410455 - 06/23/11 04:31 PM Re: Can you buy booze from the airport and take it [Re: Hunter45]
shuffles Offline
Yes you do have to go through the "declare" line and show the receipt to the officials. No hassles. Be sure there is enough room in your checked bags to get them on the domestic flight.
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#410457 - 06/23/11 04:35 PM Re: Can you buy booze from the airport and take it [Re: Hunter45]
SFJeff Offline
no need for local rums to be represented there as they are cheap enough here in town... real savings is in the whisky and tequila dept.

#410483 - 06/24/11 01:35 AM Re: Can you buy booze from the airport and take it [Re: Hunter45]
Bear Offline
Looks like the duty portion got answered based on peoples' experiences (which is what counts!) but I was glad to find that I wasnt nuts as I did find the reference to 1 liter per person on the 1 Liter ~ Bz Customs & Excise Dept

Edited by Bear (06/24/11 02:18 AM)
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