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bringing Indian rupees into India?

Postby par » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:03 pm

Hi,

I'll be flying into India from the US and online I've read that I can not bring rupees into India. Just checking if this is true...?


Thanks!
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Re: bringing Indian rupees into India?

Postby onyx007 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:25 am

par wrote:Hi,

I'll be flying into India from the US and online I've read that I can not bring rupees into India. Just checking if this is true...?


Thanks!


It is true, and if they check you could get in trouble. I don't know how much trouble but I wouldn't risk it ... a second time, (as I brought with me on my last trip, but I crossed the border overland from Nepal, where they don't even have X-Rays).
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Re: bringing Indian rupees into India?

Postby TravelFun » Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:35 pm

It's true. There is a law but it doesn't seem to be strictly enforced. I personally take cash and exchange at the airport once landed there without any problems.
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Re: bringing Indian rupees into India?

Postby par » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:02 pm

Thank you both so much........I'd rather be safe than sorry. In your experience were places to change money open 24 hrs at the airport?
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Re: bringing Indian rupees into India?

Postby skudarav » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:53 pm

I'm Indian American and have traveled to India on average every 2 years over the past 10-15 years to see my family. I regularly bring rupees with me and have never been asked about whether I am carrying. Nor have I ever been searched. So, even though there might be some law (which I am not aware of personally), it definitely has not been enforced.
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Re: bringing Indian rupees into India?

Postby whatcher » Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:45 pm

Hello,

The currency exchange is open 24 hours at the airport.
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Re: bringing Indian rupees into India?

Postby par » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:14 pm

Thank you!! ...one less thing to worry about.
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