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Last time we were in PV we brought home four bottles of tequila wrapped in bubble wrap in our luggage. I was wondering if anything has changed as far as how much per person and if you can still send it through. thanks

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I think it's still two bottles per person but I seldom bring it home so I may be out of date on this. Others?

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In November 2013 each of us brought home to the US- 2 bottles each in our "checked-on" luggage.

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I believe you can bring back 1 Liter per person. Many of the bottles we had were less than a liter so I brought home 3- 75ml bottles and we were fine going thru Customs in Minnesota,

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Dec. 2013 we brought back 3 bottles ea. went through customs in Seattle with no problems, that is not to say it is the amount allowed by customs that is just what we got away with.

I always pack our receipt with the bottles so that if there is a problem all we pay is the tax due on what we have. No big deal.

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It's important to declare the amount you are bringing back. You are allowed 1 liter per person duty free but there is no limit on the quantity (within reason). In most cases if you are a few bottles over the customs agent will pass you through rather than go through the effort and forms to collect a couple of dollars in taxes.

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Hello there....Im going to nuevo vallarta in a couple of weeks. To be exact from July 5th through July 12. And wondering how many bottles I can bring back in my checked luggage per person, to Los Angeles International Airport? Can anyone help me with that?



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Declared 6 bottles in chicago. No problem :)

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The correct info is at cbp.gov/xp/customs-duty-info.xm If you have a connecting flight and the state into which you fly allows lesser amounts than US customs, then the state rule reigns.

What is the allowed customs limit and what happens at customs can often be two different things. If stopped, the main inconvenience is the filing of paperwork, not paying the small duty. I have waltzed through with 6-8 750 ml bottles and have had friends stopped with only 2 one liter bottles. By the time they filed the correct forms and paid their duty, they almost missed their connecting flight. I do not list the amount on my customs form...only alcohol....$60.

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It depends on which state you go though immigration/customs when returning to the US. Federal regulations do not specify a limit on the amount of alcohol you may bring back for personal use but state law might.

That said, I've brought back between 2-6 liters of spirits on over a dozen overseas trips and have never been asked to pay any duty when returning to the US.

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