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Thread: Taking Aruba's shells, coral and sand is not allowed.

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    Hmmm, how about trying to get documentation from vender downtown. This may have come up before. Possibly shell is not from Aruba
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    By any chance do you have a receipt from the vendor? All I can think of!
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    If someone asks tell them where you bought it. If it's decided to be illegal, report it to the police.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaltVB View Post
    If someone asks tell them where you bought it. If it's decided to be illegal, report it to the police.
    Thanks for the advice everyone. I don't think we got a receipt but we can probably go back and ask for one.


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    Aruba has the right to stop people from taking shells and sand from their country. They should also ban the sale of seashells on the island. I previously posted about picture frames made of seashells for sale at the airport. Even if these products come from China. they shouldn't say that it's OK to take shells from other countries, just not from Aruba. If you want to have some shells, you can, of course, buy them from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=seashells&ref=nb_sb_noss_1
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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonAK View Post
    Ok so I'm looking for a little guidance here, we purchased a good sized shell (small football size) from one of the kiosk vendors down town and now a little concerned about how we can get it home. How would customs distinguish a gift/souvenir from the shells that are taken from the ocean by tourists?

    Thank you in advance.

    Just wanted to update that we made it home without any issues. Aruba customs asked and we answered that we purchased a shell and that was it.

    Safe travels to all!


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    Terrific.
    Quote Originally Posted by BostonAK View Post
    Just wanted to update that we made it home without any issues. Aruba customs asked and we answered that we purchased a shell and that was it.

    Safe travels to all!
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