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    I've had a quick look through the forums and on the uk govt site but cant seem to find a list of what cannot be brought to the Uk as far as foods are concerned , Pan is wanting to bring quite a lot with her in a few weeks ( she thinks its not available here ). Could someone let me know and i will tell her

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    Nok brings a vast amount of stuff when we come back from Hols. Papaya is the favourite as they are "too expensive" over here. Also lemon grass, leaves of various nature, Basil type things (normally dried and de-stalked to save weight), Garlic cloves, shallots, Chillies (dried) and various packets of seasoning's etc (Knorr).

    Do NOT bring any fresh meat or fish products, they are definitely not allowed.

    We were stopped in UK Customs last time we came back and the lady went through everything and all the stuff she had was allowed without any comment at all. Was asked about the "fresh" stuff before she opened the cases.
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    It seems to be mostly fresh products, dried and dessicated products seem to be OK which is presumably why most Thai wives are allowed to bring their husbands back to the UK.

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    Always makes me laugh when the list of products you can't bring in is read out on the plane while taxing down the runway as whoops too late it's in the hold

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    Quote Originally Posted by colin244 View Post
    Always makes me laugh when the list of products you can't bring in is read out on the plane while taxing down the runway as whoops too late it's in the hold

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    not on the airline I use

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    ok thanks , looking like no fresh meat basically , i am trying to persuade her she can get 90% of what she wants at the chinese supermarkets in Leeds and needs to leave some room for clothes

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel&panada View Post
    ... i am trying to persuade her she can get 90% of what she wants at the chinese supermarkets in Leeds ...
    ... and excess baggage charges are very, VERY expensive!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel&panada View Post
    she can get 90% of what she wants at the chinese supermarkets in Leeds
    She will certainly be able to. We have friends up that way and on our visits they always take us to the shops so Nok can stock up on goodies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobias View Post
    ... and excess baggage charges are very, VERY expensive!
    ive tried to explain 22 Kg, no more !!

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    ive tried to explain 22 Kg, no more !!
    YEAH! But you have case with 22kg allowance also

    Fairs fair and all that
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    Whatever you advise a Thai will always think they cant get it here but don't seem to think what happens when what they do bring runs out, then oh surprise can get albeit at vast prices

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian1208 View Post
    YEAH! But you have case with 22kg allowance also

    Fairs fair and all that
    I'm in the U.K ,Pan's traveling here on here own otherwise there would be a spare 20 Kg or so in my case

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