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Alcohol confiscation at Brunei Airport

Brisbane, Australia
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Alcohol confiscation at Brunei Airport

Will be flying to London with Royal Brunei in October. Son in UK would love us to bring some Bundy Rum over but worried that if we buy it at Melbourne Airport and ensure that it is in Tamper Free bag it may still be confiscated when transiting through Brunei Airport.

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rural West Aussie
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1. Re: Alcohol confiscation at Brunei Airport

Better off buying it before you leave and packing it in your checked luggage.

Trondheim, Norway
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2. Re: Alcohol confiscation at Brunei Airport

Why not just buy it in London?

thewhiskyexchange.com/B-339-Bundaberg.aspx

www.royalmilewhiskies.com/product.asp…

Brisbane, Australia
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3. Re: Alcohol confiscation at Brunei Airport

As long as your alcohol is purchased at duty free at the airport and in a tamper proof bag you can transit it through Brunei ... just check how much you can take into the UK. The duty free store should have the packaging.

flyroyalbrunei.com/australia/…

Edited: 9:56 am, August 09, 2014
Loughborough...
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4. Re: Alcohol confiscation at Brunei Airport

You can take 1 litre into the UK without becoming liable for duty.

Brisbane, Australia
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5. Re: Alcohol confiscation at Brunei Airport

And I believe duty free Bundy comes as 1.25Lt ... why not give Downtown Duty Free a call and clear it up.

Cookham Dean...
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6. Re: Alcohol confiscation at Brunei Airport

The last time I took Royal Brunei, the plane also stoped in Dubai...so if that's still the case, you also need to check Dubai's regulations.

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7. Re: Alcohol confiscation at Brunei Airport

No problem in Dubai, as you can buy Duty Free alcohol at Dubai airport on departure, transit and arrival.

leeds, uk
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8. Re: Alcohol confiscation at Brunei Airport

i think the question is more *will i have to pass security again*

if you do, they may confiscate it from you as it exceeds the 100ml rule

if you DO not have to clear security again you'll be fine

https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=flying+from+australia+to+uk+do+i+need+to+clear+security+in+brunei&spell=1

rural West Aussie
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9. Re: Alcohol confiscation at Brunei Airport

"No problem in Dubai, as you can buy Duty Free alcohol at Dubai airport on departure, transit and arrival"

But the question is, can one _transit_ Dubai Airport with Duty Free purchased in a prior airport?

Sydney, Australia
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10. Re: Alcohol confiscation at Brunei Airport

You can't on the way back, that's for sure. Liquids bought OS won't get through the second security check at Singapore or Dubai or wherever you transit. general opinion on line says it is the same in the reverse direction.

Anyway, airport duty free in Oz is rotten prices.

You are better to buy at a cheap outlet and pack it well inside checked luggage. I am talking 2 ziplocs and then wrapped in clothes or protected with that wine packing cardboard.

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