Traveling internationally can be tricky when you want to bring home beautiful keepsakes from your vacation. Luckily, when you take a scheduled island flight to the Abacos with Air Unlimited, you can avoid some hassles like exchanging money or dealing with those long customs lines. We’ll explain exactly what you can bring back from the Abacos on your return flight to avoid any hiccups in your vacation.
Upon arrival at Air Unlimited’s private hangar in the Orlando-Sanford International Airport, guests are greeted with a relaxing lounge area, instead of a rush of security lines and TSA employees barking orders. After a 90-minute scheduled island flight, you will arrive at either the Treasure Cay Airport or the Marsh Harbour Airport, depending on your travel plans. Bahamian customs officers will check your bags, but you should know that you can bring any items that are in compliance with the FAA regulations. You can find a list of FAA regulations here.
You are allowed to bring your own alcohol and water bottles on the plane, but once your luggage exceeds 40 pounds, extra fees will apply. It’s also important to note that you will need to bring cash, since credit cards are not accepted in most places on the islands. You will also need cash once you arrive in the Bahamas for a departure tax that is collected by Bahamian Customs and Immigration. It is 29 dollars and is not included in your plane fare.
A good rule of thumb is you should never take any wildlife home with you. Remember that saying, “take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints”? Keep that in mind as you explore the beautiful beaches that are covered in sea shells and native plants.
There are multiple national parks in the Abacos that protect the land and water that they inhabit. If you find yourself visiting any national parks, you will definitely not want to take anything home with you. These areas are protected by law, and there are hefty fines for those who try to take home the flora and fauna.
Once you arrive back at the Orlando-Sanford International Airport, your bags will be checked by U.S. customs before returning to Air Unlimited’s hangar. You should keep any receipts from your trip to provide the amount of duty-free purchases that you’re returning with.
Let Air Unlimited show you how easy flying internationally can be. No lines, no stress and just 70 minutes between you and your vacation. Feel free to call Air Unlimited at 407-585-4300 with any other pre-or post-flight questions.