US to YVR to TYO

Old Dec 10, 18, 7:35 pm
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US to YVR to TYO

On my way to Tokyo via YVR. I depart PDX and usually like to buy a bottle of wine (airside) for my hotel later on. This works out fine domestically. But If I have a bottle of wine in my carry on bag when I get to YVR will it pass through customs or will I have to give it up. Thanks
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Old Dec 11, 18, 4:08 am
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You will not clear Canadian customs in YVR if you are in transit, only a cursory inspection by border security. Arriving from the U.S. you should also be able to skip a second security screening, so you should be fine to carry your bottle. Make sure it's in a properly sealed duty-free bag just in case.

Finally, you could of course just buy a good bottle of BC wine at YVR international departures before heading to TYO. Saves you any trouble and may get you to try something new.
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Old Dec 11, 18, 7:11 am
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That is a great idea to buy a canadian wine, but I do have the priority pass and I can use it at two different spots in pdx... But thanks for the reply
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Old Dec 16, 18, 9:11 pm
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When you buy it airside in the US, make sure that it is packed in an official duty free tamper-evident security bag.

Take a look at this CATSA web page:
Duty-free Purchases as Carry-on Baggage
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Old Jan 1, 19, 7:45 pm
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Originally Posted by TWA884 View Post
When you buy it airside in the US, make sure that it is packed in an official duty free tamper-evident security bag.

Take a look at this CATSA web page:
Duty-free Purchases as Carry-on Baggage
And be aware. From the link above:

Connecting international flights or multiple airport transfers

Please note that duty-free liquids, aerosols and gels may be intercepted if you pass through pre-board screening at a connecting airport in another country or at multiple airports over a two-day period.
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