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Australia: No chicken, dairy, meat, fruit, or vegetables unless it's retorted/shelf stable (Such as La Briute meals) shmebeble had issues with MealMart- 26 meals
Fiji: Same rules as Australia.
Maldives: No alcohol
Mexico: No beef or cream cheese. Chicken YMMV.
New Zealand: Similar to Australia, some small differences but expect thorough checking
United States: No meat, fruit, or vegetables.
Costa Rica: No raw meat (According to the Health Dept rep at LIR, it's meat on the bone that's an issue, he let us keep all the meat that had no bones - this may be relevant to other countries)
Nicaragua (land crossing): No issues with meat etc, but they taxed us for the 40 bottles of wine (I quickly mocked up a receipt on my phone showing the original price per bottle as $4)
United Kingdom: Click here


No issues experienced in:

Argentina
Aruba
Bahamas
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Cuba
Faroe Islands
France
French Polynesia
Germany
Greece
Honduras (see here for important details)
Hong Kong
Iceland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Macau
Norway
Palau
Seychelles (Reports of them being strict but didn't have trouble)
Singapore
South Korea
Svalbard
Switzerland
Thailand
UAE
US/Guam
US/Hawaii
Martinique ($5,000 worth of wine, meat, dairy - no issues BH)
Zambia
Zimbabwe
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Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« on: May 01, 2017, 06:30:09 PM »
Here are my experiences, share yours please!

Australia: No chicken, dairy, meat, fruit, or vegetables unless it's retorted/shelf stable (Such as La Briute meals)
Maldives: No alcohol
Mexico: No beef or cream cheese. Chicken YMMV.
United States: No meat, fruit, or vegetables.

No issues experienced in:
Argentina
Aruba
Bahamas
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Israel
France
Germany
Japan
Hong Kong
Israel
Italy
Macau
Norway
Palau
Singapore
South Korea
Svalbard
Switzerland
Thailand
UAE
UK
US/Guam
US/Hawaii
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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 06:49:41 PM »
Here are my experiences, share yours please!

Australia: No chicken, dairy, meat, fruit, or vegetables unless it's retorted/shelf stable (Such as La Briute/Meal mart meals)
Maldives: No alcohol
Mexico: No beef or cream cheese. Chicken YMMV.
United States: No meat, fruit, or vegetables.

No issues experienced in:
Argentina
Aruba
Bahamas
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Israel
France
Germany
Japan
Hong Kong
Israel
Italy
Macau
Norway
Palau
Singapore
South Korea
Svalbard
Switzerland
Thailand
UAE
UK
US/Guam
US/Hawaii
No fresh produce into or out of Hawaii (to mainland), except specially boxed.

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2017, 06:50:56 PM »
No fresh produce into or out of Hawaii (to mainland), except specially boxed.
No restrictions in. Out falls into the US rule.
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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2017, 08:05:35 PM »
Ireland: No meat or dairy whatsoever.

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2017, 08:08:00 PM »
Australia would not allow me to bring in the MealMart meals. Officially the food has to be cooked in the container originally and they would not budge.

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2017, 08:10:14 PM »
I've heard Iceland is extremely strict.  Is that the case? Can anyone give specifics?

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2017, 08:36:41 PM »
I've heard Iceland is extremely strict.  Is that the case? Can anyone give specifics?

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2017, 09:59:38 PM »
I've had zero problem both times, and all other DDFers who've been report the same. Take the "nothing to declare" corridor and viola.
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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2017, 10:01:10 PM »
Add other countries to the Wiki guys.
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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2017, 10:18:09 PM »
Take the "nothing to declare" corridor and viola.
Are this list supposed to be talking official policy or actual enforcement?

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2017, 10:25:29 PM »
Are this list supposed to be talking official policy or actual enforcement?
DDF experiences of actual enforcement.
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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2017, 10:36:00 PM »
I've had zero problem both times, and all other DDFers who've been report the same. Take the "nothing to declare" corridor and viola.
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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2017, 05:56:05 PM »
Also add countries you've been to without issues to the Wiki
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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2017, 12:19:25 AM »
Mexico was fine with poultry products as long as made in US.  Israeli Turkey packages confiscated while Empire was fine for example.

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
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Cuba: No issues experienced; multiple data points.
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