Saturday, 23 January, 2021


Dutch customs seize sandwiches from United Kingdom passengers, invoking Brexit rules

UK government denies rejecting offer of Visa-free tours for musicians in EUUK government denies rejecting offer of Visa-free tours for musicians in EU UK government denies rejecting offer of Visa-free tours for musicians in EUUK government denies rejecting offer of Visa-free tours for musicians in EU
Bennie Garza | 13 January, 2021, 20:10

Ferry passengers have had ham sandwiches and tinned sardines confiscated by customs officials at Dutch ports, due to strict rules on the import of meat, fruit, vegetables and fish from outside the EU.

A British driver was forced to hand over a unusual item to custom officials when crossing the border into the Netherlands this week.

The clip from a show on a Dutch TV channel, shows the customs officer's checking the driver's food, which had been wrapped in tin foil.

The pro-Brexit Daily Mail says officials have "paraded a stash of food including muesli seized from Britons crossing the European Union border after confiscating a 'small mountain" of items since the new Brexit rules came into force on January 1'.

"From 1 January 2021 you will not be able to bring POAO (products of an animal origin) such as those containing meat or dairy (eg a ham and cheese sandwich) into the EU" according to Defra guidance.

The paper goes on to refer to the Netherlands as a "drugs smugglers paradise" while commenters remind the Dutch about how the British airdropped food while they were starving towards the end of World War II.

Brexit travel rules, which came into force on 1 January, do not guarantee visa-free travel for tours involving any of the EU's 27 member states.

The UK left European Union trade and customs rules at the end of 2020 triggering a whole host of new border checks in and out of the UK.

The Dutch customs agency has also warned United Kingdom travelers of similar restrictions, writing on Instagram in November that from January 1: "Typical products like cheddar, clotted cream, and Scottish haggis will then no longer be allowed with you".

The driver asks if he can at least keep the bread and leave the contents of the sandwich, but the official replies: "No, it will all be confiscated".

Industry bodies, including trade group UK Music, have warned that performers who have to secure individual visas for each country they visit may face extra costs.

The rules stem from the 2001 Foot and Mouth Disease endemic within the EU.

But while travelers having their lunches seized might be annoying, the real impacts of Brexit are being felt by businesses.

EU rules ban the import of meat and dairy products into European countries from overseas, and those measures now apply to lorry drivers from Britain.

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