Twitter Floods With Memes As Purchase Of Duty-Free Alcohol May Be Restricted To 1 Bottle


“Bro, get a bottle for me from duty-free na,” how many times has a friend said this to you when you travel abroad? Apart from carrying desi food, buying tax-free alcohol is like a tradition for many Indian travelers. Although alcoholic beverages come with a health warning, people enjoy a fine (and discounted) drink every once in a while.

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Unfortunately, we have some bad news for you. Recently, the Commerce Ministry has recommended restricting purchase of tax-free alcohol along with other items as a measure to reduce import of non-essential goods, reports Hindustan Times. Inbound international passengers will be allowed to purchase only one bottle from duty-free shops.

Have a look at the Tweet:

The ministry has also recommended a ban on the purchase of cigarette cartons at duty-free shops. They have also suggested an increase in customs duty on several products like  footwear, rubber items, paper, and toys. While Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will unveil all these recommendations on February 1, people are definitely not happy with the decision.

Have a look at some hilarious tweets that people have shared to express their pain and disapproval:

Presently, international travelers are allowed to buy two liters of alcohol and a carton of cigarettes from duty-free shops. So, are you happy with the recommendations or not? Let us know in the comments below.

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