Summer Travel Tips, Tip #3

Know Customs Rules and Restrictions

Before departing, learn about the rules and restrictions of your foreign destination as well as those of the U.S.  Many countries have regulations about the types and quantities of items you are allowed to bring with you such as food, medications, and pets. 

The U.S. also has tight regulations on the items you can bring home.  Before you buy that souvenir, check to ensure that it is allowed into the U.S.  For example, things made from almost all ivory, coral, and some furs and leathers are strictly prohibited.

 For more information regarding Customs Rules and Regulations, click here.