- Sep 16, 2012
I've asked about for the express custom/quarantine lane before at MEL, and have been told that there wasn't one, and to line up in the queue that snakes back on itself for hundreds of metres. The AQIS express passes have been useless to me. I vaguely remember an express lane one one occasion around 8 years ago, but not seen it since. Has it returned? I don't fly in international F/J that often to have noticed.
Again, I have been told by staff that there is NO express lane for Customs/Quarantine at MEL. They are only able to be used through Immigration. I came in on QF30 last week and it was mayhem. Took me 3 mins to clear immigration and then 50 mins to clear customs. That was with my came coming out very quickly !!
Maybe it depends on what day/time as the whether they run an express lane for immigration or not.
I wish there was an 'Ask the Customs & Border Protection Agent' thread !
HVR+ needs to elaborate and share his experience