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Old July 2nd, 2009, 01:25 PM   #1641
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But it's not illegal any more, right?
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 01:41 PM   #1642
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If there were two people in the car, and each can have max 800 cigs, it's like 470 times too much
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 01:59 PM   #1643
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So there're still restrictions in Schengen, I didn't know...
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 02:22 PM   #1644
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If there were two people in the car, and each can have max 800 cigs, it's like 470 times too much
Or you'd have to smoke a lot before crossing the border
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 02:25 PM   #1645
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At LT/PL border Polish control inspection stopped me and ordered to drive through X-ray. I think they don't like Latvian truckers.
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 03:02 PM   #1646
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Would you please portray it with adequate footage?
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 03:08 PM   #1647
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 03:23 PM   #1648
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So there're still restrictions in Schengen, I didn't know...
There are only two restrictions. One is for motor vehicles and other is for alcohol and tobacco where quantities must match those intended for your own personal use. So no more than 10 liters of vodka you are allowed to carry across border.
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 03:32 PM   #1649
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10 liters of vodka are sufficient for how many days?
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 03:33 PM   #1650
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 03:40 PM   #1651
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PL/D Świnoujście - Garz











Do niedawna skręcało się w prawo, teraz jedziemy prosto do przejścia.





Nowa droga już otwarta.



Stary zjazd po prawej.



Na mostku jest granica państwa.



Budynki przejścia granicznego.

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Nice pics, PLH! It seems like you can go to DE without having to pass this border station.

Yeah, you can always go back to the other country to get more if you want to
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 03:52 PM   #1653
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I hadn't heard of Garz before; at first I thought you'd written Graz.
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 09:02 PM   #1654
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There are only two restrictions. One is for motor vehicles and other is for alcohol and tobacco where quantities must match those intended for your own personal use. So no more than 10 liters of vodka you are allowed to carry across border.
Here some info from the EU site:


Tobacco and alcohol
To determine whether tobacco and alcohol are for personal use, each country can set guide levels. In other words, if you carry a larger quantity of these goods, you may be asked to prove that they are intended for personal use and to justify their purchase. The guide levels may not be lower than:



* 800 cigarettes
* 400 cigarillos
* 200 cigars
* 1 kg of tobacco
* 10 litres of spirits
* 20 litres of fortified wine (such as port or sherry)
* 90 litres of wine (of which, a maximum of 60 litres of sparkling wine)
* 110 litres of beer

as you can see the limit of these products are not really strict.

Until the end of 2009, some countries are maintaining limits on cigarettes brought back from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and some countries are maintaining limits on cigarettes brought back from Bulgaria and Romania.

These import limits are:

To travellers coming from


Limits


Countries maintaining limits
(excise duty has to be paid for quantities exceeding these limits)
Bulgaria 200 cigarettes Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Sweden and the United Kingdom

Estonia 200 cigarettes,250g tobacco for rolling cigarettes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Sweden and the United Kingdom

Latvia 200 cigarettes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Sweden and the United Kingdom

Lithuania 200 cigarettes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Sweden and the United Kingdom

Romania 200 cigarettes Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Sweden and the United Kingdom
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 09:46 PM   #1655
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So?
So is that I don't get your question. What exactly do you mean by "adequate footage"?
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Old July 3rd, 2009, 01:27 AM   #1656
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From the slovak news tv:

http://televizia.joj.sk/tv-archiv/no...9/3187697.html

after a brief advertisement go to 4.10 and there is coverage about a polish driver destrying his van on the slovak-hungarian border near Kosice,because he didn't follow the sign about the max. height. After that there is another coverage, starts from 6.00 minute, about the controls on italian border Tarvisio. Sorry if it is in slovak
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Old July 3rd, 2009, 03:28 AM   #1657
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Here some info from the EU site:


Tobacco and alcohol
To determine whether tobacco and alcohol are for personal use, each country can set guide levels. In other words, if you carry a larger quantity of these goods, you may be asked to prove that they are intended for personal use and to justify their purchase. The guide levels may not be lower than:



* 800 cigarettes
* 400 cigarillos
* 200 cigars
* 1 kg of tobacco
* 10 litres of spirits
* 20 litres of fortified wine (such as port or sherry)
* 90 litres of wine (of which, a maximum of 60 litres of sparkling wine)
* 110 litres of beer

as you can see the limit of these products are not really strict.

Until the end of 2009, some countries are maintaining limits on cigarettes brought back from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and some countries are maintaining limits on cigarettes brought back from Bulgaria and Romania.

These import limits are:

To travellers coming from


Limits


Countries maintaining limits
(excise duty has to be paid for quantities exceeding these limits)
Bulgaria 200 cigarettes Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Sweden and the United Kingdom

Estonia 200 cigarettes,250g tobacco for rolling cigarettes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Sweden and the United Kingdom

Latvia 200 cigarettes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Sweden and the United Kingdom

Lithuania 200 cigarettes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Sweden and the United Kingdom

Romania 200 cigarettes Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Sweden and the United Kingdom
Most USA states have limits on how much alcohol and tobacco can be legally imported from other USA states, too - and the various state police agencies sometimes do run enforcement stings. It has to do with tax collections/evasion.

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Old July 3rd, 2009, 03:00 PM   #1658
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From the slovak news tv:

http://televizia.joj.sk/tv-archiv/no...9/3187697.html

after a brief advertisement go to 4.10 and there is coverage about a polish driver destrying his van on the slovak-hungarian border near Kosice,because he didn't follow the sign about the max. height. After that there is another coverage, starts from 6.00 minute, about the controls on italian border Tarvisio. Sorry if it is in slovak
It doesn't work for me.
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Old July 4th, 2009, 04:13 AM   #1659
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The border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo on the Rivire Ruzizi.

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The bridge over the Ruzizi. Rwanda is to the left, Congo is to the right:
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The beautiful border area between Rwanda and Congo, a region where 1.5 million people have been killed in genocides and civil wars in the past 15 years. It's hard to reconcile so much horror with such beautiful setting. As the French saying goes, la nature humaine est insondable...

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The border between Uganda and Zare... sorry the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Leaving Uganda:
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Entering the DRC:
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And just after crossing into Congo you enter paradise: the Parc National des Virunga, home of the last wild gorilas, one of the most beautiful natural areas on Earth. But a paradise filled with some of the worst massacres and displacements of population currently taking place anywhere on Earth. Beauty and horror, life and death, it's the mind boggling place that is the eastern Congo borders.

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