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check the conditions for arrival into a country before your trip.

1. Kinder Surprise eggs, United States

U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized about 25,000 Kinder eggs in 1,700 separate incidents in 2010, and the agency reissued a longstanding warning against the import of the chocolate treat this year right before Easter.

Kinder Surprise eggs are banned because they have “a non-nutritive object imbedded” in them, and thus pose a potential safety hazard to children below the age of three. American children have to travel to Canada to know the delights of the world’s greatest chocolate-plus-toy combination.
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2. Marmite and Vegemite, Denmark

The preferred yeast-extract spreads of Britons and Aussies were banned in Denmark a few months ago on the basis that Marmite and Vegemite are products that contain “enhanced vitamins.”


What do they put on their toast?
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3. Cordless telephones, Indonesia

Alongside the usual restrictions on bringing live animals and produce into the country, Indonesian authorities have also prohibited travelers from bringing in cordless phones without an approved license.
Instead you'll have to order your Domino's pizza using Morse code on a flashlight.
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4. Mosquito nets, Nigeria
Most countries like to think travelers will take preventative measures against disease. Not Nigeria.
Mosquito nets are thrown into the "prohibited" basket along with mineral water, fruit and jewelry. Well, wouldn't want to spray blood all over your precious rings once you smack the 45th mosquito dead.
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5. Electric pans, toasters and irons, Cuba
Count household appliances among the don’ts for your packing list when you head into Cuba.
Fresh animal products? Also banned. Printed material against public morality? No. That electric frying pan you were sitting on the fence about? Sorry.
You're going to have to wait to get back home before you can do your chores.
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6. Eggplants and red peppers, China
Import prohibitions on produce are a wise and necessary measure to prevent the spread of foreign diseases. Though quite what diseases Chinese customs think they're preventing by banning eggplants and red peppers remains to be seen.
Guns and ammunition though? A OK.
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7. New articles of clothing, Malaysia
Malaysia limits visitors to three articles of new clothing in their baggage upon entry to the country, and anything beyond the allowance is subject to duties.
It’s unclear how this restriction can be enforced or monitored, but just in case, be sure to wear all your articles of clothing at least once before touching down on Malaysian soil.

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