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On Mon, 07 August 2000, Nathan Wajsman wrote: > Has any of the LUGgers here ever actually been questioned about the content of > their camera bag when entering the U.S.? I have done so several times, both > when I lived there and since moving to Europe; mostly via JFK or Newark but > also Orlando on one occasion. None of the customs officers ever expressed any > interest in anything beyond getting the white form you fill out on the plane. > The only time ever in my 20 years of international travel to be asked to open my luggage was when I was entering Japan. I then sported a long pony-tail then, and that probably was it. I otherwise only get a yawn from the agents. (Now, I jinxed it!) I probably never travelled to countries on the "list." Passengers travelling from countries such as Netherlands, Columbia, and middle-eastern countries are rumoured to be searched more often than those travelling within "clean" nations.