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Forums Nicaragua customs for camera kit

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  • Hi, I’m a filming a news package about the Panama and Nicaragua canals in January.

    Will I have any problems bringing professional camera equipment inti the country, I have been told the kit could be impounded for up to 3 days.
    Needles to say I will have a carnet or equipment list, would a shipping agent help..

    Many thanks
    Tony D

    Hi Tony

    I’ve filmed in Nicaragua and live here. Yes, coming in with equipment can be tricky. I’d say definitely get a shipping agent to help push it through. Our camera kit was held for 24 hours and we had someone to go and ‘sort it out’ quite quickly. And we had a carnet too. Customs can just be tricky and a bit tedious. Need patience and an agent who can ‘facilitate the process’ to avoid losing time etc. Beware of agents who say they sort it all out but may not have the necessary contacts (most people will say anything to get work/cash). Worth having some extra $$s too..

    Best
    Dominic

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