Hi, I am going to turkey and Spain this year and going self catering. Are you allowed to take some foods in your hold luggage?
I plan on taking tea, coffee, dried pasta, rice, spices, salt/pepper, wraps (cos I can't eat bread) cheese. What about tinned tuna, salmon? Would i be stopped for having tins in my luggage, would it look sus? what about bacon? Hate bacon in Spain....very fatty. We are remote where we are staying so won't be shopping a lot, it's not because I am tight!
Any advice appreciated. Ta x
We’re travelling more and more these days, and with long-distance flying not coming cheap, it’s not surprising that many people from the UK contemplate bringing their own food with them when they travel. Many ask themselves whether you can take food in your suitcase to save a bit of money on food when they land at their destination. Aside from the cost implications, this also allows them to bring a little bit of home with them when they go abroad.
With restrictions being placed on certain goods and the rules being different depending on your final destination, bringing food on planes can be a minefield. Mistakes can be costly, with foreign customs agencies sometimes dishing out fines in the hundreds of pounds for breaking import rules. This short guide should give you a better idea of the right and wrong times to bring food with you when you travel.
Food in your hold luggage – Can you take food in your hold luggage?
Putting food in your hold luggage is the most logical choice considering the increasing restrictions on hand luggage in terms of size and weight. But what’s allowed and what’s not? This depends on your destination, let’s take a look: