Aruba Beach
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: US Customs

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    16

    US Customs

    Have had just a fabulous week in Aruba but sadly that will come to an end tomorrow.

    We have some items we have not eaten/used -- i.e., starkist tuna in the pouches, tea bags, and some prepackaged snacks like chips. Are we allowed to bring those back thru US Customs. I looked but was still not clear on whether we could or couldn't. I assume we cannot buy sandwiches here at the resort and take them to eat at the airport because of the meat factor....

    Anyone have any knowldge?

  2. #2
    Aruba since 1979
    Moderator
    Andrea J.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    29,889
    short answer YES

    no fruit or vegetables
    no meat
    no fish (canned tuna ok)

    sandwiches yes, but no cold cuts.

    something like PB and J ok.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pookerpug View Post
    Have had just a fabulous week in Aruba but sadly that will come to an end tomorrow.

    We have some items we have not eaten/used -- i.e., starkist tuna in the pouches, tea bags, and some prepackaged snacks like chips. Are we allowed to bring those back thru US Customs. I looked but was still not clear on whether we could or couldn't. I assume we cannot buy sandwiches here at the resort and take them to eat at the airport because of the meat factor....

    Anyone have any knowldge?

  3. #3
    Senior Member Tom and Stanley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    My back yard pool
    Posts
    337
    I came thru on April 19th with stuffed pastry from the bakery with no trouble. It was in my carry on bag and no one questioned it. . . . They ( US side ) also did NOT pat me down after I set off the alarm with my metal replacement knee. That was a first as they ALWAYS run the wand and pat me down. . . . . Strang this time ? ? ? ? ? ?

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    16
    so potato chips and combos ok...and the tea and pouch tuna should be ok too...with the price of tuna here i wanna take it back...LOL Do you know if there are any restaurants in the airport to eat lunch at? Not sure what is there..i haven't been in 10 years.

  5. #5
    Aruba since 1979
    Moderator
    Andrea J.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    29,889
    there is a food court-like set up before you go into us customs.
    i think there is at least a sbarros there.

    then upstairs at the gates (crying room departure area) there are some areas set up for food....burgers, chicken sandwiches, cinnabon etc....

    upstairs in the departure area is also a small bar.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pookerpug View Post
    so potato chips and combos ok...and the tea and pouch tuna should be ok too...with the price of tuna here i wanna take it back...LOL Do you know if there are any restaurants in the airport to eat lunch at? Not sure what is there..i haven't been in 10 years.

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    16
    glad to know about the crying area because i am definitely sure that is coming...

  7. #7
    Senior Member Chrisvec's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Eagle Beach to relax / Malmok, Boca Catalina & Arashi for snorkeling / Carte Blanche, Zeerovers, Sopranos Piano Bar, Kuku Kanuku & The Pata Pata Bar / The weekend flee market.
    Posts
    262
    Andrea, I think I know the small bar you are talking about. My wife and I grabbed something at Sbarros last time before we headed to the "crying room". Last time we will do that. We found this little bar (if it's the one your talking about), and had a great last couple of hours there. Bartender was fun and informative. Drinks were excellent and they were making pressed hot sandwiches. We were mad that we had already eaten. We are hitting next time.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Bill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Any beach, party, bar or Casino!!!!!!
    Posts
    1,093
    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    there is a food court-like set up before you go into us customs.
    i think there is at least a sbarros there.

    then upstairs at the gates (crying room departure area) there are some areas set up for food....burgers, chicken sandwiches, cinnabon etc....

    upstairs in the departure area is also a small bar.

    Love that little bar even though its on the way home. Great way to say goodbuy. If your there ask the to play the song who is Alice. Not sure if they can play it anymore but it is a laugh.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Chrisvec's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Eagle Beach to relax / Malmok, Boca Catalina & Arashi for snorkeling / Carte Blanche, Zeerovers, Sopranos Piano Bar, Kuku Kanuku & The Pata Pata Bar / The weekend flee market.
    Posts
    262
    Hi BIll, I think I know the song. Ma Ma sings it at one of the bar stops on the kukoo kunuku trip. Your right hysterical! I could see why they can't play it anymore, I'll ask anyway!

  10. #10
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    16
    ok, the bar it is!!! Thanks...i'm so sad...turned in my towels for the last time.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO