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    Is he Crazy for doing this?

    Ok - my dear husband has done this once before and we had no issues......and he did it without my knowledge, until we got to Aruba.

    He checked 2 30 packs as his luggage.

    He now wants to do this again - and I am freaking out about it.

    Anyone do this recently? Or pack similiar items for your vacation - if so is there a method to getting it down there without issue?


    Yes, we can get the beer down there, but in smaller cans/bottles, and it is bottled outside of the Continental US and he says "it does not taste the same" - he is crazy, I know.

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    What does he drink that doesn't taste the same?He really must love that beer.

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    http://www.aruba.com/forum/f33/customs-37169/

    Duty free into Aruba-- 3 liters of beer per person for those 15 yo and over

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    bringing beer

    Did I read on the older thread that you can bring in beer that you purchased in the US without paying taxes in Aruba. I'm not talking about duty free in the airport? I have always brought in a case or so of beer and maybe a small bottle of vodka.

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    each person of age, coming into aruba is allowed to bring 3 litres of beer or wine.

    (per aruba customs)
    so, add up the ounces in all of those cans, convert to litres and plan appropriately.

    now, when going thru aruba customs when leaving the airport, the customs agent may just wave you through. if that is the case, smile and say hello.
    if they do ask, and you are over the limit, there will be duty owed.

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    Im sure I can find Jack on the island, but Im sure its fairly expensive, do they have a good local whiskey I can enjoy? I may have to bring along a bottle or two!

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    Senior Member Shnyda's Avatar
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    Stick with the Jack! It is probably 10% more on the Island than in the States. Well worth the premium rather than drinking some garbage.
    -Eric, Karen and Mia-
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    It's Amstel Bright that I want on the island.... and to take home! Mmmmmm.... Amstel Bright!

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    Getting used to some of the best water on earth is tough! Then they convert it into Balashi. Yum.

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    JRosco....you could always bring your favorite whiskey with you. I found this somewhere on the forum and I am actually waiting for them to arrive. We plan to bring some of own booze with us this year (along with a blender).WooooHoooo. countdown is on.
    http://www.rumrunnerflasks.com/flasks.aspx
    Next Aruba trip in

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