UAE's warning for passengers carrying luggage of unknown people

Advisory has been issued to ensure a safe and risk-free journey

  
A passenger walks at Dubai International Airport, as Emirates airline resumed limited outbound passenger flights amid outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Dubai, UAE April 27, 2020.

A passenger walks at Dubai International Airport, as Emirates airline resumed limited outbound passenger flights amid outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Dubai, UAE April 27, 2020.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
People flying into the UAE have been advised not to receive luggage from unknown people without knowing the content in the bags as this could land them in trouble.

The UAE's Federal Customs Authority (FCA) has advised people to not even exchange luggage with friends under good faith without confirming about the content of the goods.

This was announced by the FCA recently in a detail advisory and tips for travellers to ensure a safe and a risk-free journey.

It asked the UAE-bound passengers to refrain "from receiving luggage or bags from unknown persons in the country of departure without knowing their contents, not to exchange luggage with friends under good faith without verifying their contents".

Like all countries across the globe, the customs authorities here have also banned many items that passengers cannot carry when flying into the UAE. Hence, any item that is prohibited can put people in serious jeopardy.

Some of the prohibited and restricted items include narcotics, gambling tools/machines, nylon fishing nets, live animals of pig species, raw ivory, laser pens with red lights, fake and counterfeited currency, substances contaminated with nuclear rays and dust, religiously offensive or immoral drawings and stone sculptures, as well as paan substances, including betel leaves.

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