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#35646 - 09/09/02 07:39 AM restriction on amount of film?
ladybugsea Offline
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Registered: 01/18/02
Posts: 15
Loc: Boston
I just read a posting at where someone said that you are only allowed to bring up to 10 rolls of film into Spain. Is this true?

#35647 - 09/09/02 10:42 AM Re: restriction on amount of film?
MAD for Madrid Offline

Registered: 06/26/02
Posts: 65
Loc: Madrid
I've never heard this and since when you enter Spain it is very rare that anybody looks at your luggage - I wouldn't worry one bit about it.
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#35648 - 09/09/02 11:30 AM Re: restriction on amount of film?
Booklady Offline
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Registered: 08/19/01
Posts: 1680
Loc: U.S.A.
That's very odd. I brought about 35 rolls and had no problem bringing them and taking them out. This was last Dec./ Jan of 2002. You can contact the Spanish Embassy and ask them to be sure: 1-305-358-1992 ( Miami); 1 (617) 536-2506/2527 ( Boston)and 1 (212) 355-4080/81/82/85/90 in New York, or visit Embassy of Spain in the United States web page.
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#35649 - 09/09/02 11:40 AM Re: restriction on amount of film?
Puna Offline
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Registered: 07/07/00
Posts: 1674
Loc: Charlotte, NC. U.S.A.
I'e always bought out BJ's stock of 400 speed (or insert name of your wholesale discount store) and never never had a problem. Do remember to pick up an extra battery for your camera before leaving even if you just had the current one checked. Saves a ton of hassles!
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#35650 - 09/09/02 06:14 PM Re: restriction on amount of film?
CathyM Offline
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Registered: 08/20/01
Posts: 332
Loc: Hermosa Beach, California
Officially there is a limit of 10 rolls of film per camera. I wasn't even aware of this until 1999. However, I've never had a problem with bringing over LOTS of film and I'm a real shutterbug. Last fall I brought over 50 rolls of film with me to Spain and didn't have an issue. :o

#35651 - 09/09/02 10:34 PM Re: restriction on amount of film?
kelar419 Offline
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Registered: 03/22/02
Posts: 542
Loc: Texas
Yeah, I was also very concerned about this one...except I was concerned about bringing my film back into the USA. When I went through customs on the way home, they did search my carry on (Which made me nervous because I had around 15 rolls of film with me). I did not have a problem though, because I packed it in different places within my carry on luggage (suitcase, purse, pockets etc...). I would not worry to much about it wink
"Ojos que no ven, corazón que no siente."

#35652 - 09/25/02 09:59 AM Re: restriction on amount of film?
Kyoko Offline
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Registered: 09/21/02
Posts: 6
Loc: Brazil
that's an interesting norm...
never heard something alike anywhere else! smile


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