DUTY FREE AT LUXOR AIRPORT

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DUTY FREE AT LUXOR AIRPORT

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Haveing passed through Luxor Airport last Monday I was disappointed to learn that the Egyptian Government have now changed the rules about Duty Free Goods at the Duty Free Shop. Arrivals can now only purchase 1 bottle of Spirits (was 4) and 2 Cartons of Cigarettes (was 4)


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I never used to bother buying ciggies at the airport, they were cheap enough on the streets.
I would buy my duty free on the plane as it was much cheaper, then save it until I got home.

L&M red are quite acceptable and not a bad smoke.
Cleopatra's were dirt cheap, but you'll need a lung transplant when you get home. 😎
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Stop moaning about saving a couple of quid and tell us how you flew to Luxor and how much it cost... 8)
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If I had been able to buy 4 bottles of Vodka - it would have been a saving of almost £30 - not just a couple of quid!

You can see how much it cost me to fly with Egyptair on their website if you bother to look
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Egypt denies reducing maximum limit of tourist purchases from duty-free market

Egypt denied, on Sunday, reducing the maximum limit of purchases by tourists and Egyptians returning from abroad at the duty-free markets.

Some websites published reports about the possible decision, coinciding with the implementation of the new Customs Law.

However, the Ministry of Finance denied the reports, according to the Media Center of the Cabinet.

The ministry said that the Customs Law No. 207 of 2020 is more flexible in applying customs exemptions for tourists and Egyptians returning from abroad, based on non-compliance with specific items, taking into account medicines prescribed for personal use, in addition to increasing the value of “allowances” exempt from customs tax from EGP 1,500 to EGP 10,000, in line with the liberalization of the foreign exchange rate in terms of the Egyptian currency.

The new law aims to encourage foreign investment, unify and simplify the procedures relating to international trade, streamline customs release operations and procedures, and improve the customs tax refund process.

The law also seeks to reduce corruption by clarifying the penalties on violators and smugglers. It also introduces a revised post clearance audit process aimed at controlling the import and export activity more efficiently, promoting faster custom clearance of goods at Egyptian ports.

Source: https://dailynewsegypt.com/2021/09/13/e ... ee-market/
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You should know by now Chris the Egyptian motto is just deny everything and believe that's the truth, even if you can show them 100% proof they are wrong :roll:
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So has anyone actually been refused 3 or more bottles on arrival? That should clarify the answer.
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Yes. I was refused last Monday at Luxor airport's duty free shop
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The limit has been 1 litre since time immemorial.

I’m not sure how the “extra” crept in....or whether it was simply the authorities turning a blind eye...but I read the latest gov announcement as simply stating that the rules are the rules, and haven’t changed.

Ergo...1 litre.
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Fairly obvious being refused at Luxor duty free, it was an internal flight duh!.... 8)
Ps: Over here £30 = 3 pkts fags...
Pss: Perfectly drinkable ID Vodka 40 % = 100 egp = £4.63p.
P*ss: 6 bottles Vodka = £27.78..An amazing saving of...... £2.22.
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Fairly obvious being refused at Luxor duty free, it was an internal flight duh!..
May be, but international travellers who fly from London and connect via Cairo still have to go through customs procedures at Luxor. If memory serves me, international passengers are taken next door to claim their bags.

This of course has no reflection on buying duty free in the arrivals terminal.
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crewmeal wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:17 am
Fairly obvious being refused at Luxor duty free, it was an internal flight duh!..
May be, but international travellers who fly from London and connect via Cairo still have to go through customs procedures at Luxor. If memory serves me, international passengers are taken next door to claim their bags.

This of course has no reflection on buying duty free in the arrivals terminal.
Although I haven’t done the Luxor flight, I have come via Cairo to Hurghada and confirm that all the customs checks, duty free etc are done there. All you do at Cairo airport is get your visa.

Whether there’s a duty free shop now in the domestic terminal at Hurghada is another matter. When I last arrived this way was before the new terminal . The old terminal only handles domestic flights nowadays.
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It seems direct flights Heathrow Luxor will resume on 1st November
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