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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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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #45 on: May 04, 2017, 10:05:29 AM »
Raw or cooked?
any food that wasn't dry

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #46 on: May 07, 2017, 11:50:45 AM »
Has anyone had issues at Vic Falls in either Zambia or Zimbabwe?

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #47 on: May 07, 2017, 11:51:36 AM »
Has anyone had issues at Vic Falls in either Zambia or Zimbabwe?
I flew from JNB to Zambia with fresh raw meat, had no issues. Also had Mealmart shelf stable meals. No issues there either.

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #48 on: May 07, 2017, 02:26:34 PM »
Has anyone had issues at Vic Falls in either Zambia or Zimbabwe?
Flew to Zimbabwe, crossed the border into Zambia. No issues.

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #49 on: May 09, 2017, 05:47:31 PM »
once flew into israel w tons of frozen (partially repackaged) meat
suitcase was put thru x-ray/scanner by customs, and they let it all go thru w/o any comment
i still wonder if it was just a nice inspector or that the official policy is really lenient

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #50 on: May 17, 2017, 03:03:05 PM »
No questions asked at Peru customs.

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #51 on: June 02, 2017, 02:38:08 PM »
I know MLE doesnt allow you to bring in alcohol...is there any restriction bringing alcohol into DXB/AUH?

Slightly off topic...anyone have experience bringing an e-cig into the UAE or Indonesia?


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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #52 on: June 02, 2017, 03:04:47 PM »
I know MLE doesnt allow you to bring in alcohol...is there any restriction bringing alcohol into DXB/AUH?

Slightly off topic...anyone have experience bringing an e-cig into the UAE or Indonesia?
IIRC we brought alcohol into AUH, but I think it was in flasks. No issues with e-cig in UAE

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #53 on: June 04, 2017, 04:18:19 PM »
No milk allowed in China
(Personal experience)

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #54 on: June 20, 2017, 04:10:48 PM »
Thread stickied, keep adding your experiences.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #55 on: June 27, 2017, 03:49:37 PM »
I had trouble bringing Deli like Turkey and Salami into the United Kingdom / England. Not sure why though.
I was stopping over for a few hours so they let me.

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #56 on: June 27, 2017, 04:53:21 PM »


Not sure why though.

Because it's illegal?

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #57 on: June 27, 2017, 05:07:58 PM »
Is it, are you allowed to bring meat into the UK?

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #58 on: June 28, 2017, 11:56:40 AM »
What are NZ's small differences from AU?
Can you bring any POM meals there?

IIRC the polices seemed the same to me, but in practice AU looked at all our Meal Mart meals and let them in. NZ took away all our chicken dishes but let us keep the ones with meat.

If they have problems with meal mart chicken meals in NZ I doubt you will get POM meals in. For that matter I think you will have trouble getting POM meals in to either NZ or AU.

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #59 on: June 28, 2017, 11:58:54 AM »
One thing I would add to the Wiki, Japan's polices on food seemed pretty strict, basically no meat at all. Given their rules, their reputation for being strict about all laws, and the reputation of their prisons, I didn't actually test bringing food in, but I would advise caution.