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Can I take a packed lunch past US customs in DUB?

Old Mar 17, 23, 3:03 pm
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Can I take a packed lunch past US customs in DUB?

The last time I was in the Dublin airport I didnít like the food options once I got past American immigration. Meh and crowded!

Has anyone taken a packed meal from outside the airport through American customs and immigration in Dublin?
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Old Mar 17, 23, 3:12 pm
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Since there can be no assurance that you would actually consume your lunch while on board, I expect that you would not be permitted to bring on board any type of food that cannot be lawfully brought into the U.S. You might have to consult the agricultural restrictions on imported food.
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Old Mar 18, 23, 1:04 am
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You also need to be aware that there are restrictions on the food you can take into Ireland (the EU) since brexit incase you're going from the UK and it involves going though Irish customs. Officially no meats, eggs, dairy, etc.
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Old Mar 18, 23, 4:52 am
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No problems with items such as crackers, granola bars, etc. Suggest you eat before you go through clearance.
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Old Mar 18, 23, 9:34 am
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Originally Posted by plunet View Post
You also need to be aware that there are restrictions on the food you can take into Ireland (the EU) since brexit incase you're going from the UK and it involves going though Irish customs. Officially no meats, eggs, dairy, etc.
We will be staying in Dublin so I am thinking about picking up to-go sandwiches from one of the high street chains! We can buy bottled drinks once we get past security.

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Old Mar 18, 23, 4:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Shamrock789shakshuka View Post
We will be staying in Dublin so I am thinking about picking up to-go sandwiches from one of the high street chains! We can buy bottled drinks once we get past security.
The test is: If you were to land in the US, could you bring these into the US?
So as long as the sandwiches don't contain meat, vegetables, or dairy products, you should be fine (AKA: no you can't).
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Old Mar 21, 23, 8:19 am
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Originally Posted by plunet View Post
You also need to be aware that there are restrictions on the food you can take into Ireland (the EU) since brexit incase you're going from the UK and it involves going though Irish customs. Officially no meats, eggs, dairy, etc.
You do not go through Irish customs when using the transfer route to transfer in DUB, although it's academic as the OP isn't going from the UK.
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