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Luda in Georgia
01-19-2010, 10:16 AM
I will be traveling to the Yucatan this Spring to meditate with Don Miguel Ruiz...Yay!! My question is...has anyone done international travel and tried to bring raw food through the airports? I want to bring a quantity of trail mix to last the 3 days of hiking and something to eat on the plane down there. I'm concerned about a) the food (and my naturopathic meds) going through the x-ray machines, or b) loosing it to confiscation.:(
Has anyone any experience in this department that they can share?
01-19-2010, 10:37 AM
They won't hand check it - it must go through xray - and this was just for domestic.....
Luda in Georgia
01-19-2010, 10:49 AM
Called the STA...Security & Transportation Authority...866-289-9673
In further research I've found that it is fine traveling with homeopaths or supplements and not having them submitted to x-ray. They need to be packaged separately in carry on and security will do a visual check. There is no restriction in quantity.
In regards to traveling with raw foods, one must call the Dept of State, 202-647-4000 and ask for the phone number of the Consulate or Embassy of the country they are travelling to and verify the allowed foods. The STA allows these foods, again packaged separtely, as carry-on and not be put through x-ray machines, but inspected visually.
Good to go! :D
01-19-2010, 05:03 PM
When I fly out of the country, I bring dried fruit, raw bars, and some dehydrated foods like crackers!
Call your airlines ahead and clear with them what you want to bring. You can get the fresh stuff after you land, but you can USUALLY always bring dehydrated goodies in a carry-on with you. :D
01-19-2010, 05:09 PM
When I fly out of the U.S. at least half of my luggage is food. I would generally have 5 lbs each of 3 or 4 different nuts. At least 2 boxes of Lara Bars. A few jars of vitamineral green and maybe chia seeds and dates and a few miscellaneous items.
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