What is duty-free?
If you’ve ever flown internationally, you’ve likely seen or strolled through the brightly-lit consumer paradise of a duty-free shop. According to CheapFlighs.com, duty-free shops at airports, “sell products for which duty (local import tax or fees placed on goods by government entities) is not included.” Normally, this allows travelers to save money on liquor, tobacco, fragrances, cosmetics, luxury items, and candy as they prepare to leave the country where the goods are being purchased.
Note: when you bring your duty-free haul to the register, the cashier is going to ask to see your boarding pass to verify travel out of the country. Travelers leaving the United States for at least 48 hours may shop duty-free. Find out the best airport restaurants in the country.