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Great European Roadtrip: An error

Submitted by on 7 April 2011 – 16:212 Comments

It was only minutes before I was due to board my flight to Switzerland that I discovered that my flight did not go to Switzerland. The so-called Basel airport is actually located just west of the border with France. Getting to Zurich from there will require another overland border crossing into Switzerland, though this time I’m hoping to avoid the close scrutiny of Swiss border control we experienced outside Geneva last week.

How much jamon serrano am I allowed to bring in, anyway?



  • Edwin says:

    Dear Lucas, you have probably discovered by now that you can go through Swiss customs at Basel Airport. However, you will still be going through a frontier — in your case, from Spain (or the larger customs area of the European Union that Spain is part of) to Switzerland. Retrospectively, ¡buen viaje!

  • Shady Grove says:

    I look forward to reading more!

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