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Has anyone been to Mexico lately. does anyone know if the customs still target divers looking for cameras etc and charging a heavy import tax on cameras. going to playa del carmen / Cozumel

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I went to Cozumel in December.  Camera equipment in REI backpack which is how I usually travel with it.  Got green light and no problems. 

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Not in Cancun. I got the dreaded red light couple of weeks ago, so they saw my DSLR and strobes. No issues other than hassle of packing everything back. 

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Vlada 

 

 

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A bit outside the question, but keeping a low profile (no flashy/expensive camera bags), separating any sort of duplicate gear (eg two camera bodies), and being very friendly (speaking some Spanish) helps if you do find yourself explaining your gear to an agent.

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I was in Cozumel 2 weeks ago. Flew into cancun. Full large pelican air case with all the nauticam rig keldan lights strobes partridge in a pear tree.

opened it all, she asked of it was hobby or professional- said hobby, she asked how much it all cost, i cut 10k off and told her; she wished me a good trip and I went on my way.

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