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Thread: Seashells

  1. #1
    Junior Member
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    May 2009


    My gf was given a seashell by one of our tour guides. She wants to take it back with us but will they let it through customs at the airport? I read some article that natural fibers, hay, and seashells were not allowed. But, it wasn't an official website so I'm not sure how accurate it is. Has anyone here taken back a seashell to the U.S.?

  2. #2
    Aruba since 1979
    Andrea J.'s Avatar
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    May 2007
    make sure it is clean and dry

    wrap it (cushioning) well

    you are luck to have a nice shell from aruba

    i have never found a shell in aruba worth keeping

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    Senior Member qlaval's Avatar
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    May 2007
    I don't know about the US but in Canada

    Sea shells and sand
    Although you are allowed to bring back sea shells and items made thereof, they must be clean and free of sea life, soil or sand. The importation of sand is not allowed.

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    Senior Member cindyo's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Reniassance Island & Surf Club Lazy River
    A few years ago they removed a large shell from my daughters suitcase. DOn't know if they still do it.

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