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Question regarding bringing foods and alcohol

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Question regarding bringing foods and alcohol

Hi,

My fiance and I are heading to the Seychelles in a couple of weeks for our honeymoon. I was curious whether anyone knows if there is anything against bringing snack foods and especially alcohol into the country in checked luggage? Another thing to note is we are flying through Dubai. Is anyone aware of any problems with bringing alcohol in our checked luggage through Dubai? Thanks in advance for any responses!

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Hi, I notice that you say you can purchase alcohol when you arrive in the Seychelles. Is this on the way through from arrivals? Cant remember this but we arrived about midnight after a delay of over 13 hours and we were not looking to do any shopping! And are the prices reasonable? We were going to grab a couple of bottles duty free at Heathrow (and put a box or two of wine in our suitcases). Also do you know what the local rum is like and how much that costs. Are you restricted to the amount you buy when you arrive in the Seychelles? Is it still 2 litres?

Sorry for so many questions but had not thought about import limits, met a couple in Mauritius who had taken all their wine for the week with them!

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Hmm I have no idea about what it's like travel through Dubai with alcohol so can't really help you there. But I would advise you to bring snacks and stuff with you definitely when coming into the Seychelles. The economy is not doing too well, the rupee... well the rupee is worth nothing outside the EEZ and almost everything is imported. So invariably there are real problems finding stuff in shops and supermarkets. For example if an import just came in you could find chocolates and a month later none of the shops would have a single chocolate... so my advice is whatever you favorite snacks are, bring them with you. If you smoke bring cigarettes and so on rather than risk not finding them there. Locally beer (Guiness and lager) should be available, generic rums like bacardi maybe but if your taste runs to particular wines definitely bring them with you as you most likely will not find a good selection. Umm and if by local rum you mean the baka kalou - I hope you don't try the stuff - it's mean and unhygienic sometimes.

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Cheers - and I think I will definately give the local rum a miss!

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