去美国旅游入境时的clear customs是什么意思? 中文如何翻译?


当你去美国旅行且抵达机场后,必须经历的一个程序就是(to) clear customs。那么这的clear customs到底是什么意思呢?所谓clear customs,是指在正式进入美国境内以前,需要通过海关(customs),由相关人员对你随身携带的物品进行检查,确定是否有携带违禁物品(contraband)、或是否需要申报关税(duty)等。

注意这里的clear,其英文意思是:pass an inspection or receive authorization; to permit (ships, aircraft, cargo, passengers, etc) to unload, disembark, depart, etc, after fulfilling the customs and other requirements, or (of ships, etc) to be permitted to unload, etc(通过一项检查,或者获得授权;在满足海关及其他要求后,允许(船只、飞机、货物、乘客等)卸载、登陆、离境等。)

在中文里,clear customs可以翻译为:清关、通关、过海关。其英文意思比较接近于:go through customs。参考英文例句:If you are connecting from an international flight to another international flight you will not need to clear Customs.(假如你只是在国际航班间进行中转,则无需清关。)

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