荷蘭海關卡住囧很大!過歐洲海關重要 3 技巧分享(3 Important Tips to Pass Customs in the Netherlands)

3 Important Tips to Pass Customs in the Netherlands

荷蘭海關卡住囧很大!過歐洲海關重要 3 技巧分享

 

Travel Period: March 31 – April 9, 2018

旅行時間:2018/3/31 – 2018/4/9

 

After a long, exhausting flight, we finally landed in Amsterdam at around 7:30 am.

搭了好久的飛機,我們終於在早上七點半左右抵達阿姆斯特丹。

 

I had always thought that answering questions from customs officials was a piece of cake, but not this time.

我一直覺得回答海關問題是小菜一碟,但這次就不是這樣了。

 

Boy, was I wrong!

我錯惹!(跪)

 

The customs guy asked about the details of our itinerary, and seriously, I wasn’t sure what to tell him. lol

海關人員有問到我們行程的細節,但我還真不知道要跟他說什麼 XD

 

I didn’t spend much time searching exactly where to go on the Internet.

我沒有花很多時間上網爬完看到底要去哪。(幾乎沒看)

 

My mom did, but she didn’t know the English or Dutch version of the place, either, so I ended up only telling him that we were going to some gardens, parks, and museums. Sounds lame. lol 

我媽有查,但她也不知道那些地方的英文或荷蘭文是什麼,所以最後我就只告訴他我們要去一些花園、公園、博物館之類的。聽起來超弱 XD

 

I know that was not what he wanted to hear, but…

我知道那不是他想要聽的,但…(我也只能聳肩給他看啊)

 

He also asked why we were going to Apeldoorn, and what interesting places we were planning to go to, probably because Apeldoorn was not a place foreign tourists would go to.

他還問為什麼我們要去阿培爾頓這個城市、計畫要去那邊哪些有趣的地方,可能因為阿培爾頓不是外國觀光客會去的地方吧。

 

 

Anyway, from this experience, I learned a lesson, and here are 3 tips for you to pass customs with no sweat even if you have difficulty in understanding or speaking English:

總之,這次的經驗讓我學到一課。以下想跟你分享三個小撇步,即使你用英文對話有困難,也可以輕鬆過海關囉!

 

1. Print out your travel itinerary, including dates, accommodations, and tourist attractions you want to go to in English.

把你的行程印出來,包含日期、住宿點、你想去的景點的英文。

 

This way, they will clearly know that you’re here to travel, which is usually the first thing they want to know: the purpose of your visit.

這樣他們就會很清楚地知道你是來旅行的。你的「來訪目的」就是他們第一件想要知道的事啊。

 

2. Print out your accommodation booking information, including the name of the place and the address. Organize it by date.

把訂房資訊列印下來,包含該住宿點的名稱和地址,依照日期排好。

 

I have been asked many times which hotel I am staying in or where the hotel is located.

我被問過很多次我要住什麼飯店,或這間飯店在哪裡喔。

 

3. Print out your flight information in English.

把英文版的航班資訊列印下來。

 

It’s very likely that customs will ask you how long you are staying here, when you’re leaving the country, or where you are going next.

海關非常有可能會問你要在這裡待多久、何時要離開這個國家、接下來要去哪裡。

 

 

The above 3 simple steps cover almost everything customs needs to know and will definitely save your day!

以上簡單三步驟已幾乎包含所有海關需要知道的事,而且絕對會幫你順利通關!

 

When it’s your turn to have a little chat with the customs official, say “Hello” or “Good morning” with a shining smile while handing over your passport and all the stuff you have printed out.

當輪到你和海關人員小聊一下時,就面帶微笑說「哈囉」或「早安」,然後把你的護照和你印出來的東西給他。

 

If you don’t understand what he/she said, just smile, give them a confused look, and say “I don’t understand, but I’m sure you have everything you need here.” It is that easy!

如果你不知道他說啥,就笑給他看,配上滿頭問號的表情,然後說「我不懂你宮蝦毀,但我確定你有所有你需要的東西了。」就這麼簡單四不四!

 

I’m sure they have plenty of experience dealing with visitors who can’t speak English or can’t understand it very well.

我相信他們有遇過很多訪客是不說英文,或英文還要再加油。

 

You are definitely not the only one, so don’t worry, be happy!

你絕對不是唯一一個,所以別擔心、笑一個吧!

 

Leave me a comment below if you have questions about the tips above, or if you have more tips to share! 

如果你對於上方提到的小祕訣有疑問,或者你有更多秘訣要分享,在下方留言囉!

 

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