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#21 khomac

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    Posted 18 August 2009 - 05:05 PM

    Dominican:

    I brought an extra large suitcase and had it filled with clothes and gifts for my fiance's family. There was about 30 dollar store items, and about 40 shirts/shorts with tags still on them.

    My fiance hired a man to help me carrying the 2 stuffed suitcases, and the man brought me through to the guys to search the suitcases. I noticed that all the other people on the flight didn't hire a man to carry the bags, and they just walked right around the corner to the kiosks.

    When you fly into Punta Cana, after retrieving your suitcases, you are not "forced" to even go PAST a guard who searches.

    This guy just flipped through the clothes, never inspected anything in great detail and never asked for my receipts. Never opened my makeup bag, or any other bags that I had in there.

    I didn't have any of the medications you guys are talking about.

    Hope this helps a little. But I'm not worried. I'm just not going to let anyone help me. The guys in my family can carry my extra suitcases that are not on wheels, and I'm sure I'll be fine (fingers crossed)
    Kelly & Pablo

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    Michael and Phil Steingard are located in Ontario, but travel to Punta Cana quite often during the year. There is a good chance they will be down already during your wedding week, so this will cut travel costs

    #22 shoyum

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      Posted 21 August 2009 - 06:12 PM

      Glad to hear no one really has had any issues with taking things in. We are going to have 20 bubba mug kegs split up into 3 suitcases, and I was getting a little worried about them. Thanks for the post.

      #23 Jacilynda

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        Posted 21 August 2009 - 06:26 PM

        So we split up our bags but going through customs in Mexico we got the red light to have our bags checked. I had receipts for everything but we had batteries, fans, lanterns, cards, OOT bags, and beach mats. Everything was $1 except our bags were $3 we had less than $200 and receipts but they thought our receipts were fake and charged us tax. it was only $35 so we just paid it and went on our way. If we hadn't had the red light we would have had no problem.

        #24 khomac

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          Posted 21 August 2009 - 10:41 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Jacilynda
          So we split up our bags but going through customs in Mexico we got the red light to have our bags checked. I had receipts for everything but we had batteries, fans, lanterns, cards, OOT bags, and beach mats. Everything was $1 except our bags were $3 we had less than $200 and receipts but they thought our receipts were fake and charged us tax. it was only $35 so we just paid it and went on our way. If we hadn't had the red light we would have had no problem.
          seriously?! Wow! I'd say Mexico is a lot more harsh than Dominican. I did have mostly clothes in my suitcases. Maybe if I had more items something different may have happened? Still didn't see people getting searched in Punta Cana though.

          Good luck Mexico Brides and by the sounds of it, bring your receipts!
          Kelly & Pablo

          http://www.michaelsteingard.com
          Michael and Phil Steingard are located in Ontario, but travel to Punta Cana quite often during the year. There is a good chance they will be down already during your wedding week, so this will cut travel costs




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