Flying WITH LR, fish or corals

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by 2balive, 27 Aug 2011.

  1. 2balive

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    Have anyone ever taken LR, fish or corals onto a local flight as hand luggage.

    Will it be allowed?
    Will the 100ml liquid rule trip me up?
    Do I need paper work?

    If I can not take it as had luggage, can I take it as a pet on the flight?

    I travel a lot in SA and always tempted to "diversify the genes" in my tank, but don't want to spend the night in jail.
     
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  3. AfricaOffroad

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    I do it all the time, bring 4-6 bags of fish and corals back from JHB to DBN.
    Pack it in my hand luggage, goes through the scanners and never even been questioned by security.
     
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    They probably think you like your sushi fresh !:lol:
     
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    As long as the LR has no sharp points, the fish left their dorsal fins and and sharp teeth in your main luggage and the corals must be real "softies" ;):p

    On a serious note, lifestock transportation usually requires some form of permit.

    I had exotic snakes many years back and always needed a permit to transport from one province to another (and you need two, one from the leaving province and the another from the entering privince).:(

    I know that the Western Cape are "sticky" about exotic animals, so make sure before you do anything, officials can be "prickly" at times. (That's why they always have private transport, to many sharp objects:tt2:).

    I am sure someone, somewhere can help you better than me, what do you think Mods and sups?
     
  6. AfricaOffroad

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    Pet shops air freight stock all over the country with no permits required, so I dont believe that's an issue.

    There are no liquid volume limits on local flights.

    Its hard to make a bomb out of a couple of small fish, so security logically dont concern themselves.
     
  7. 2balive

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    OK, will try it with a small fish next week, @AfricaOffroad, if I don't make it, pls arrange with someone to come and feed my tank.

    Will fly Kulula, will tell them it is my lunch.
     
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  8. Tremayn

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    Where there's a will theres a way :p
     
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