I will be travelling home next Saturday from London to the US for the holidays (LHR
) and returning on the 6th of January. It's a SURPRISE for my big family--they don't know I'm coming home!
I have a couple of questions:
1) I plan to take my violin with me (carry-on of course). Is that still possible from LHR
? (I also have to take my CPAP machine with me). Or do the new UK rules now forbid carrying on a musical instrument? It would be great to be able to take my violin home to play some Christmas music!
2) At London's Borough Market (next to Guy's Hospital where I study craniofacial medicine), I have seen gooseberry jam for sale (and have so often taken free samples of it), and absolutely love the stuff! (Ever had gooseberry jam, or even gooseberry pie? I have!) I would love to take a jar home to my family for Christmas. Is it possible to take a (sealed) jar from the UK to the US? It would be checked in my luggage, of course, so they don't tag me as a terrorist (if I'm not already tagged so!). If I am permitted to take a jar from the UK into the US, would I need to declare it somehow to US Customs?
Please let me know, and thanks in advance!
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)