Sounds like they want tourists to buy everything from local merchants including batteries and nail clippers. This has the potential to generate a lot of revenue. I leave in 2 weeks so this does concern me. Best to let go of trying to have complete control of foreign security measures. I do wonder if mailing some of these items to the destination might be easier and less expensive than buying new batteries for cameras and chargers for phones! Flying Alaska so hoping to have a good experience. Now, what is the best ground transportation to the El Cid Marina Resort? Anyone?