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crystalp
05-29-2010, 10:21 AM
Hello everyone. I am going on my first trip to Aruba in June! I am taking my mom and we are very excited. This site has been so helpful in planning my trip. I do have question about bringing Alcohol in checked baggage. I know this has been posted on here many times...but my question is it states that you can bring...1 litre of distilled beverages or 2.25 litres of wine or 3 litres beer.
We will be bringing wine. Bottles are usually 750 ML...so does that mean I can bring more than one bottle or just one larger bottle of wine.

Sorry if this is dumb question, but I just want to make sure I dot all my i's and cross my T's...especially when it comes to some tasty beverages.....the more the better!
THANKS!

Eagle Beach Boy
05-29-2010, 10:49 AM
I would say 2.2 litres total. 3 - 26 ounces.

Arubalisa
05-29-2010, 10:53 AM
1 litre of distilled beverages or 2.25 litres of wine or 3 litres beer.
We will be bringing wine. Bottles are usually 750 ML...so does that mean I can bring more than one bottle or just one larger bottle of wine.

2.25 Liters (L) = 2250 Milliliters (ml)

3 bottles (750 ml each) of wine duty free (750 ml X 3= 2250 ml)

crystalp
05-29-2010, 12:38 PM
Thanks...i was just checking that only bottle is 0.75 L...that i was still alllowed more than one bottle:)

cooliecanpro
05-29-2010, 08:06 PM
That limit is per person. Stock up, enjoy, and save a bundle.

Andrea J.
05-29-2010, 08:34 PM
while in aruba, if you have the opportunity, visit lings grocery store.
lings has a terrific assortment of wines from all over the world.
we have purchased some chilean wines there are they were delicious.
enjoy.


Hello everyone. I am going on my first trip to Aruba in June! I am taking my mom and we are very excited. This site has been so helpful in planning my trip. I do have question about bringing Alcohol in checked baggage. I know this has been posted on here many times...but my question is it states that you can bring...1 litre of distilled beverages or 2.25 litres of wine or 3 litres beer.
We will be bringing wine. Bottles are usually 750 ML...so does that mean I can bring more than one bottle or just one larger bottle of wine.

Sorry if this is dumb question, but I just want to make sure I dot all my i's and cross my T's...especially when it comes to some tasty beverages.....the more the better!
THANKS!

rob o
05-30-2010, 07:20 AM
it states that you can bring...1 litre of distilled beverages or 2.25 litres of wine or 3 litres beer.
THANKS!

Is this in an official document somewhere? I had thought it was limited to 1 liter of wine or liquor per person......can someone please confirm?

bertho
05-30-2010, 07:22 AM
I will not bring wine they have cheap wine at the grocery Lings .We paid some bottle $6.00 us and $5.00 us very good to from Chilli ,Liquer is expensif like the bacardi $50.00 us 1/2 gallon Buy it at the duty free where are you fligthing you can buy after you pass the security .Beer is $45.00 caisses .
Enjoy your vacation bring your seft a small cooler.
ginette:o

Andrea J.
05-30-2010, 07:32 AM
http://www.iatatravelcentre.com/AW-Aruba-customs-currency-airport-tax-regulations-details.htm

1 litre of distilled beverages or 2.25 litres of wine or 3 litres beer;

check out the link



Is this in an official document somewhere? I had thought it was limited to 1 liter of wine or liquor per person......can someone please confirm?

cindyo
05-30-2010, 10:14 AM
The ( wines (Chilean wines great) on the island are avail in grocery stores, they are good and cheap. Why bring them with you...50 lbs per piece of luggage gets heavy fast.

lrealnurse
05-30-2010, 03:13 PM
Hi Cindyo,
great point. I think we tend to forget our weight limit to our checked bags. Wine and Beer tend to weigh down our bags. Where is Lings in comparision to the Tam?

Lisa




The ( wines (Chilean wines great) on the island are avail in grocery stores, they are good and cheap. Why bring them with you...50 lbs per piece of luggage gets heavy fast.

Arubalisa
05-30-2010, 03:39 PM
Where is Lings in comparision to the Tam?
Go to the south end of the resort and the markets are all catercorner to the Tamarijn. Lings is behind the markets on the main road.

http://www.wikimapia.org/#lat=12.5309055&lon=-70.0527978&z=17&l=0&m=b (http://www.wikimapia.org/#lat=12.5309055&lon=-70.0527978&z=17&l=0&m=b)

When at the Tamarijn we buy Amstel Bright and Balashi (mostly to bring home, though will drink some Brights since you cannot get them at the Tam) and Aruba Aloe products. The A.A. products are cheaper than the sundries shop and a better selection.

lrealnurse
05-30-2010, 08:03 PM
thanks so much for this information

kidkaos
09-05-2010, 11:54 AM
My wife and I will be heading to Aruba in 7 days staying at the Bucuti. I've been reading the posts about bring in duty free 1 liter of alcohol per person. My question is: I was planning on bringing my own bottle(s) (purchased at local store) and random airplane bottles packed in check in and carry on? Is this okay, or will it be taken at customs when I arrive in Aruba? If it's not taken, will I have to declare or pay duties on the items I bring in?

Sorry for the question, I was just confused since many people indicated they were buying at the Duty Free shops. Thanks in advance.

Arubalisa
09-05-2010, 02:18 PM
I was planning on bringing my own bottle(s) (purchased at local store) and random airplane bottles packed in check in
Pack it in your luggage and hope you are not stopped at Aruban customs.
If you are you can claim it and pay the duty, with the exception of anything you may have purchased at either your home airport or the airport in Aruba duty free.

carry on?If you are flying from the U.S., you cannot take any liquids in your carry on unless they are purchased duty free "inside" TSA security, with the exception of the rules below-

(http://www.tsa.gov/311/index.shtm)3-1-1 for carry-ons (http://www.tsa.gov/311/index.shtm) "= 3.4 ounce (100ml) bottle or less (by volume) ; 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. 3.4 ounce (100ml) container size is a security measure."


If it's not taken, will I have to declare or pay duties on the items I bring in? If you are over your duty free limit you will be required to pay the duty on the overage. See below.

Additional info
DUTY FREE @ Queen Beatrix ARRIVALS
(http://www.aruba.com/forum/f37/duty-free-queen-beatrix-arrivals-46877/?highlight=aruban+customs)
customs (http://www.aruba.com/forum/f33/customs-37169/?highlight=aruban+customs)

Customs Rules Import regulations:: (http://www.iatatravelcentre.com/AW-Aruba-customs-currency-airport-tax-regulations-details.htm)

"Free import by non-residents older than 15 years (residents may import half the duty free quantities). If more is imported the whole quantity is dutiable:
1. 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars;
2. 1 litre of distilled beverages or 2.25 litres of wine or 3 litres beer;
3. gift articles up to a value of AWG 100.-. "

kidkaos
09-05-2010, 04:12 PM
Hmmmm, so are you saying that as long as i'm under the limit I won't have to pay duty's on the alcohol (if it's found)? Or regardless if it's not purchased from a duty free shop i'll have to pay a duty on it?

elainemac345
09-10-2010, 09:07 AM
I've been to Aruba about 60 times andn't know there was a limit until i started reading
the bb.In the fall i go for 4wks.and bring about 12 bottles (not duty free)cant get what i
drink in Aruba (dekuyper peppermint schnapps).Also bring 8 cartons of cigs.
Even though i now know the rules on alc. i'm still going to bring my 12 bottles.

Andrea J.
09-10-2010, 09:50 AM
you have had lady luck on your side as far as getting all of that thru aruba customs.;)


I've been to Aruba about 60 times andn't know there was a limit until i started reading
the bb.In the fall i go for 4wks.and bring about 12 bottles (not duty free)cant get what i
drink in Aruba (dekuyper peppermint schnapps).Also bring 8 cartons of cigs.
Even though i now know the rules on alc. i'm still going to bring my 12 bottles.

Arubalisa
09-10-2010, 10:31 AM
Hmmmm, so are you saying that as long as i'm under the limit I won't have to pay duty's on the alcohol (if it's found)?
I think the confusion coming in here is customs rules vs. duty paid, or duty not paid (that is duty free).

A "Duty" is a tax paid on imported items.

Purchasing items DUTY FREE, means that you are NOT paying the duty TAX on the item. It does not allow you to bring additional quantities of the item(s) into the country.

Customs rules, see below, tell you how MUCH you can import (bring into the country). This will be whether they are purchased duty free, say at the airport, or purchased at your local liquor store at home and packed in your suitcase.

Customs Rules Import regulations:: (http://www.iatatravelcentre.com/AW-Aruba-customs-currency-airport-tax-regulations-details.htm)

"Free import by non-residents older than 15 years (residents may import half the duty free quantities). If more is imported the whole quantity is dutiable:
1. 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars;
2. 1 litre of distilled beverages or 2.25 litres of wine or 3 litres beer;
3. gift articles up to a value of AWG 100.-. "

cukiecutr
09-17-2010, 08:02 AM
I ordered flasks at www.rumrunnerflasks.com (http://www.rumrunnerflasks.com). Not only do they take away the weight of the bottle, you can sneak a lot more in to your luggage. We brought about 4 bottles of vodka, 1 bottle of run , 1 tequilla and 1 grand manier. We saved a ton of money and really enjoyed making frozen drinks (go to Lings and get the Island Oasis in the freezer section) and sharing them around with pool with wonderful people we met at out hotel. I found this suggestion somewhere on this forum. I highly recommend checking them out. They are great.

mabella17
06-01-2012, 04:24 PM
My Husband and I are traveling to Aruba this Wednesday and I've read you can take 1 liter of liquor each, does this still apply if we are sharing a suitcase?

Thanks!!

Andrea J.
06-01-2012, 05:12 PM
per person (not children)
My Husband and I are traveling to Aruba this Wednesday and I've read you can take 1 liter of liquor each, does this still apply if we are sharing a suitcase?

Thanks!!