Chances are someone at the customs desk knows basic English, unless you’re travelling to a remote country. Still, “certain phrases are helpful especially for immigration and customs officials where clarity is crucial,” says Sharon Schweitzer, international protocol expert and founder of Protocol & Etiqutte Worldwide. Ones to know: “Do you speak English?” and “I have nothing to declare in my baggage, no fruit or vegetables.”
Travelling to a Spanish-speaking country? Here are Spanish phrases everyone should know.