WASHINGTON – Labor Day weekend is a major travel day, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection wants area residents and those visiting to travel abroad safely.
According to the CBP, “knowing what you can and can’t bring back to the United States is important before you board that flight home.” The organization has put together a “Know Before You Go” checklist.
Have all travel documents for the country you are visiting and valid I.D. for reentry to the U.S. Visit travel.state.gov for country-specific information.
Citizens of Visa Waiver Program countries need an approved Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) before boarding. For those traveling on a visa, a completed I-94 form is needed.
Have a completed Customs Declaration form (6059b) upon reaching CBP processing. Declare everything brought from abroad, even if you bought it in a duty-free shop. Some items may be eligible for duty exemptions.
Know the difference between prohibited and restricted merchandise. For more information visit the Restricted/Prohibited section of the CBP website.