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    Arriving in Aruba with electronics

    Hi!

    I'll be arriving in Aruba with a fair quantity of electronics (2 notebooks, a camera, 2 smartphones - hey I'm a tech guy!) and I'm a little worried about passing trough Airport Customs. Does anybody know how strict they are about getting into the country with electronics?

    Aruba does not look like a coutnry that cares too much about those things, but I want to be sure I won't have any problems...

    Cheers,

    Daniel

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    We have always come in with a laptop, several phones, a nook, portable speakers, and a camera and never had a problem. The biggest hangup is usually with TSA security at newark who makes us take most electronics out of our bag and put into trays-still not much of a hassle.

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    welcome to the aruba.com community forum
    no hassle at all as jeff says.

    we travel with a laptop, a nook, an ipad, 1 cell phones, an i phone and a camera.
    no problems at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by dakial View Post
    Hi!

    I'll be arriving in Aruba with a fair quantity of electronics (2 notebooks, a camera, 2 smartphones - hey I'm a tech guy!) and I'm a little worried about passing trough Airport Customs. Does anybody know how strict they are about getting into the country with electronics?

    Aruba does not look like a coutnry that cares too much about those things, but I want to be sure I won't have any problems...

    Cheers,

    Daniel

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    Last year I traveled with a Touchpad, netbook, digital camera, mp3 player, and cell phone and didn't have any problems.

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    Assuming you are from the U.S., if this is a big issue for you, see the information at http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/va...ster_items.xml

    "To make things easier, you can register certain items with CBP before you depart— including watches, cameras, laptop computers, firearms, and CD players—as long as they have serial numbers or other unique, permanent markings. Take the items to the nearest CBP office and request a Certificate of Registration for Personal Effects Taken Abroad (CBP Form 4457). It shows that you had the items with you before leaving the United States and all items listed on it will be allowed duty-free entry. CBP officers must see the item you are registering in order to certify the certificate of registration. You can also register items with CBP at the international airport from which you’re departing. Keep the certificate for future trips."

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    we too usually bring laptop,cameras,cell phones,etc.Never had a problem with security or customs.Word of advice.....keep anything you don't want to be STOLEN in your carry-on bag and yes this is the voice of experience on that one!

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    Oh tangy003 you are on your way---have a GREAT time!!
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    safe and fun travels!
    Quote Originally Posted by tangy003 View Post
    we too usually bring laptop,cameras,cell phones,etc.Never had a problem with security or customs.Word of advice.....keep anything you don't want to be STOLEN in your carry-on bag and yes this is the voice of experience on that one!

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