The violinist Linus Roth, landing in New Zealand, sends a happy message:
Could it please be this easy in all countries for all musicians (also in Frankfurt airport for Asian looking violinists):
New Zealand customs officer: Oh a musician- sweet!
Me: Yes, violinist. Do you want me to declare and import the instrument officially as “professional equipment”?
Customs: no, what for..?! As long as you don t want to sell it, there’s no need.