Thailand customs and Photo equipment
Posted 11 January 2012 - 02:58 AM
I'm sure this isn't much of a concern, it doesn't appear to be a hassle anywhere else on the planet, but just in case........I'm arriving in Thailand next week and took a look at the customs allowances here http://internet1.cus...ivinginthailand and here http://internet1.cus...arnet/atacarnet
Now, I've traveled all over on holiday and not bothered with Carnets (not paid any attention to them before because my old equipment wasn't worth that much!) but my setup now must be getting on for around £10K sterling new. So I'm wondering if a Carnet might be needed to avoid import duties and such like. I am on holiday and not business and the list of Carnet equipment includes professional equipment for the press and cinematographic equipment (it's a 5DM2 + lenses + Subal etc)
Given the low 10,000BHT (£200 sterling) of allowance before declaration for combined personal effects I would have thought that almost every tourist with a camera would need a Carnet !
Would I need a Carnet, does anyone bother? Am I missing something here and worrying for no reason?
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:19 AM
Have had my bags x-rayed several times (especially Phuket) but never had any problems.
Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:48 AM
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:22 AM
Bali has been a bit of a problem for a few people in the past, so always check the latest news before you go anywhere.
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:32 AM
Have also been 2 times to Bali (last time in December 2010) - also there I never had any problem at customs...
Edited by fred08, 11 January 2012 - 11:34 AM.
Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:19 AM
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