EU Customs

Jun 19th, 2006, 10:31 AM
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EU Customs

Flying into one EU country, transfering flights to another EU country - do I go though customs at country one or two or both? I have been told it depends anyone who can give me correct information it will be appreciated. Thanks
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Jun 19th, 2006, 10:36 AM
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You don't go thru customs when staying in the Schengen area, only when entering or exiting it (or between 2 non Schengen countries)
The 15 Schengen countries are: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden
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Jun 19th, 2006, 10:37 AM
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I've only ever gone through Customs at my final destination in the EU.

It's not Customs that takes time - in Rome, at least, you simply walk through the green door "Nothing to Declare" - but Passport Control, since there are lines for EU citizens who just breeze through and lines for all the rest of us, which are quite a bit slower.
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Jun 19th, 2006, 10:42 AM
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Ooops i mixed up customs and imigration
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Jun 19th, 2006, 01:33 PM
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I know what you mean about passport control. Last year I had the misfortune to get in behind a flight from the middle east after standing in line for the best part of an hour - an officer came out asked who was american\english to raise hands we all did and he pointed at the exit door.Never even looked at the passports. Thanks for response
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Jun 19th, 2006, 01:43 PM
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So later this year, when I fly from the US to Warsaw, I go through Customs, and then a few weeks later when I fly from Warsaw to Paris, I go through Customs, and then two weeks later, when I fly from Paris back to the US, I go through Customs.

Am I right?

Oh, joy!

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Jun 19th, 2006, 02:40 PM
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sandyh - If you mean passport control, then, YES, you're correct.
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Jun 19th, 2006, 03:09 PM
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What I love is to return home to Atlanta and then, after getting through passport control, I get to go through a full security check before being allowed out of the international arrival area.

My artificial hip and I always have fun.
First I make the bell go ding dong. Then some joker bellows out "Male assist."
Then some itinerant farmer comes over who looks like he doesn't know a femur from an ulna to check me out.

The classic case was when the checker-outer came over and inquired,
"Whassa trouble?" I replied, "I have an artificial hip." Next question, "Yeah? Where 'bouts."

Then we proceeded with the inspection.

In Germany, after I rang the security bell, I was asked to step in front of the high powered X=ray machine. The security officer, who spoke English, took one look and said "You may continue."

How did he know, I asked? His answer, "Your hip is nice and bright."
In Britain, the security officer simply said, "Sir, may I feel of your hip?"
I said, "Sure, go right ahead." He probed for about 5 seconds, and said, "Have a nice flight home."

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Jun 19th, 2006, 03:20 PM
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<< Flying into one EU country, transfering flights to another EU country >>

It depends on which EU countries you are talking about.
If it's UK & France then you will pas through Immigration & Customs but if you are talking about France & Italy then there wouldn't be - just the same as if you flew between France & the non-EU country of Norway
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Jun 19th, 2006, 03:35 PM
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norween has already answered in the first reply. The whole thing has nothing to do whether a country is EU. It has everything to do with whether a country is Schengen.

bob_brown - do you live in Atlanta? I have never heard of arriving passengers going through security IF they're not continuing on a connecting flight. But I have never arrived into ATL from overseas.
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