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They are very strict, though, about the meat. It must be in the original wrappers, and showing the USDA stamped approval on it……I think they want to see the value of it too. Not sure, cause I never bring anything in, except maybe a few spices and things like that …..
the $35 thing “Yes you can, though you may be charged duty if the amount is more than US$35 per family, or if the quantity exceeds what H.M. Customs considers a reasonable amount for your personal consumption while in Cayman.” We wanted to bring 2 packages of chicken breast and like 6 steaks (there are 8 adults and 3 children). I will leave the meat in it’s orginal packaging but I just wanted to make sure it’s allowed.
I do want to bring cereal for the kids and baby food for my son.
Does anyone know if they have organic foods there??
As for spices, what do you bring them in? A baggie?? their original containers?
That’s cool that they had no problem with any of that stuff. I would assume that they wouldn’t.
Main thing for people to know is that they will want to claim EVERYTHING on your Customs card that you are given on the airplane to fill out. I don’t mean to itemize each and every thing, but just to say that you are bringing in some assorted items for making sandwiches or whatever….just general terms. They can always ask if they need more detail.
We have a few threads discussing this subject, so I’ll just point you in their direction. We are asked this all the time……first of all, scroll up to the top of this thread and read through all the posts. Then, check this one out
If you get a chance, please go into your profile and enable your vacation countdown so that we can find out where you are staying and when you are coming…..that way we can count the days right along with you.
I found all kinds of wine I like for only a few $ more than what I pay at home and some bottles were actually cheaper!
cavit pinot grigio 1.5 litres $23.75
Appleton white Jamaica Rum 1 litre $28.75
Can’t remember if this was US or CI, but I bet it was CI because in the posting I think I said that the price stickers were still on the bottles. Someone else said that they paid $10 for a 6 pack of beer. The CAG discounts don’t apply to beer.
Unfortunately I didn’t write down the prices for the other liquor items….but I did post a lot of the grocery store prices.
I’m leaving for the Cayman’s on Saturday. I’ve been trying to find updated (2009) info on the amount of food allowed without a tax. My sister thought she remembered being charged a duty tax on any food over $35 that she brought into the island a few years ago. Is that still the case? We want to bring in some dryed goods (pasta, spice, coffee, cereal- things like that that will travel well and not add a ton of weight to the luggage) Also, we are staying at the M. Tortuga (sp??) on the East End. Is Hurley’s or Foster at Savannah still the best two groceries stores on the way? I’m assuming a visa card works at either of these grocery stores.
Thanks for any help you can give.