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American candy and potato chips to Switzerland

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American candy and potato chips to Switzerland

Am I allowed to bring american candy and potato chips into Switzerland? My friends want this specific type of candy from America and I'm bringing it to them. I'm guessing I have to everything in my check in bag.

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1. Re: American candy and potato chips to Switzerland

Hi

I don't see why you couldn't take sweets to Switzerland, as long as they are the wrapped sealed variety, but crisps are bulky, take up to much room in hand luggage, are easily crushed and most types are available all over Europe.

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2. Re: American candy and potato chips to Switzerland

Well, I don't know for sure about Switzerland, but I would think they'd be ok. However, you can take crisps/chips successfully if you're careful with them. I've brought them back from the UK in both checked and carry on luggage without problems. Just don't put them next to anything you don't want chips or grease on in case the bag gets broken.

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3. Re: American candy and potato chips to Switzerland

I can just picture what the chips will look like after the journey. :) Unless they're in those 'tube' containers and not a bag.

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4. Re: American candy and potato chips to Switzerland

While I can't represent customs, such dried goods are typically allowed with no issues. Declare them as needed per the customs form.

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5. Re: American candy and potato chips to Switzerland

I have never been given a Customs form when landing in mainland Europe. Customs formalities normally consist of walking through an open doorway.

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6. Re: American candy and potato chips to Switzerland

I can confirm you will be absolutely fine.

Worthing, United...
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7. Re: American candy and potato chips to Switzerland

Hi

Surely if you have a passport from outside the EU or EEA then you have to fill in a landing card on the plane.

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8. Re: American candy and potato chips to Switzerland

"Surely if you have a passport from outside the EU or EEA then you have to fill in a landing card on the plane."

Not for Switzerland.

I regularly take candy, chips, drinks etc. back and forth to Switzerland. No problem at all.

Edited: 10:56 am, July 23, 2014
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9. Re: American candy and potato chips to Switzerland

There's no reason why you can't take candy or chips onto the plane in your checked or carry on luggage. There are no restrictions on those sorts of packaged goods but they might take up space that you'd need for other things.

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10. Re: American candy and potato chips to Switzerland

"There are no restrictions on those sorts of packaged goods"

While that is true, there are some countries which, while it is fine to bring them in, you must declare them on the customs form. Australia, New Zealand and the USA to name three.

Switzerland is not one of them however as you don't fill out a form.