How To Get through Customs at Dulles Airport Easily

How To Get through Customs at Dulles Airport Easily

Tips from a Dulles car service driver on getting through customs easy like pie. (Tip 1: Don’t bring pie.) I understand. Going through customs at Dulles sucks. I feel your pain, my little international grasshopper. As a Dulles car service driver, I’ve chauffeured many a disgruntled traveler around DC, and I’ve picked up a tip or two. So here are some tips to help you get through customs at Dulles like a hot knife through room-temperature butter. (Or like a Dulles car service driver through DC traffic!) First of all, here are some things you should not try to bring back into our noble country (or customs at Dulles will confiscate them and slap your knuckles with a ruler): • Alcohol (and absinthe). • Biological specimens, like fungi, plants, birds, goats, and viruses. • As the picture above suggests . . . don’t bring a car. • Arts and crafts made from plants. No woven baskets that may or may not have contained a cobra at one point. (It probably never had a cobra in it, anyway.) • Cuban cigars. • Cultural artifacts, whether you bought them at a market, took them from an ancient ruin, or stole them from a museum. • Software, blueprints, or designs that might have military application. Don’t try to pull any James Bond stuff. • Drug paraphernalia. You can bring medications, but check and make sure they don’t include prohibited substances. • Weapons. (As a driver for a Dulles car service, I have to second this. Don’t bring weapons in my car . . . or drug paraphernalia? Please and thank you?) •...