How much alcohol can you carry from Goa via flight, road or train. Here are the answers.
Goa has always been the go-to destination for having a good time with your friends while enjoying the surprisingly cheap rates of liquor – hard to find in other states of India. Goa is a popular destinations for alcohol enthusiasts it offer much cheaper prices of alcohol than other states. The main reason for this is the state government’s decision to keep most taxes low.
Everyone gets tempted to get back a suitcase filled with liquor while returning but there is a limit to carry liquor.
Domestic Flight: Safest way. You can carry a max of 5 liters of liquor in the check-in baggage. There are also state rules, so if your state doesn’t allow alcohol like Gujrat and Bihar, then it will be illegal to carry to these places. Another important point to note is that this shall be carried in a sealed condition in check-in baggage. If the bottle is open, then it will not be allowed to be carried. You don’t need any permit or bill.
Road/Train: you need a liquor permit to be able to carry alcohol from Goa while travelling on a bus.
Goa Excise issues permits to carry liquor (up to 2 litres) to Daman, Diu, Punjab, Rajasthan, Odisha, Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur, Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Himachal.
You can get a permit which cost around Rs. 20 from liquor stores.
If you are carrying it to Maharashtra, Karnataka or Andhra Pradesh and your permit doesn’t match the location then you are prone to be caught and penalize (mostly bribe).
While many people have complained that even if they have a valid permit, the cops have asked them to surrender the bottles or pay a bribe. Excise Commissioner Menino D’Souza said, “Every State has its own excise rules. We issue permits to those States that allow import from other States for personal consumption. If any State does not allow with this permit it is their concern.”