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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 #60 on: June 28, 2017, 12:05:33 PM »
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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #61 on: June 29, 2017, 02:04:11 AM »
Is it, are you allowed to bring meat into the UK?
It is prohibited to bring meat into the UK from outside of the EU, Iceland, The Faroe Islands and Greenland.

It's clear on their website.

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #62 on: June 29, 2017, 04:15:57 PM »
It is prohibited to bring meat into the UK from outside of the EU, Iceland, The Faroe Islands and Greenland.

It's clear on their website.

Thanks.
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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #63 on: June 29, 2017, 04:41:46 PM »
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.
I've brought meat into Japan twice.
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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #64 on: June 30, 2017, 12:24:53 AM »
It is prohibited to bring meat into the UK from outside of the EU, Iceland, The Faroe Islands and Greenland.

It's clear on their website.

Added to wiki. Are you sure on this? @Dan posted, that it's no issue.
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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #65 on: June 30, 2017, 12:32:56 AM »
Obviously many countries will be YMMV.

The question is how big is the YMMV.

In AU/NZ they check nearly everybody.
In Mexico they check most frum Jews.

Norway might have rules, but they didn't seem to be checking anyone.
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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #66 on: June 30, 2017, 01:57:32 AM »
Added to wiki. Are you sure on this? @Dan posted, that it's no issue.
I'm sure those are the rules.

Like everything is YMMV and I don't know the algorithms of who they stop and who they let go.

I may have brought things into the UK illegally in the past myself but here I was just responding to @jose34 who seemed surprised that they didn't let him through.

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #67 on: July 03, 2017, 11:08:33 AM »
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From Gov.UK :

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Food

What you can bring into the UK depends on whether youíre travelling from within or outside the European Union.

The EU also includes Andorra, Canary Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland in this context.
Within the EU
You can bring any fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy or other animal products (eg fish, eggs and honey) into the UK if youíre travelling from a country within the EU.

Outside the EU
Meat, dairy products and potatoes
You canít bring meat, meat products, milk, dairy products or potatoes into the UK from outside the EU unless youíre coming from:

Iceland
the Faroe Islands
Greenland
You can bring up to 10kg from these countries.

Fruit and vegetables
You can bring up to 2kg of fruit and vegetables (except potatoes) into the UK as long as they are:

in personal baggage
for you and your family or friends (ie you canít sell them)
free from signs of pests and diseases
Eggs, honey and fish
You can bring:

egg products, eggs and honey (up to 2kg in total)
fish (up to 20kg in total or 1 fish, whichever is the heaviest)
Any fish you bring in must be fresh and gutted, cooked, cured, dried or smoked.
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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #68 on: July 03, 2017, 11:10:53 AM »
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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #69 on: July 03, 2017, 11:12:42 AM »
Honduras:

No official published rules, but many reports online about meat, chicken, and/or dairy being taken away. Online reports also state that Roatan airport tends to be more lenient due to the laid-back island culture. All bags get x-rayed, regardless of point of entry.

I flew into Roatan last week and the agent didn't even look at the x-ray monitor. Had no problems whatsoever.
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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #70 on: July 05, 2017, 01:49:29 AM »
Do you guys declare the food when the customs form asks if you are bringing any meat vegetables etc in?

I was pretty nervous about going into DPS and ended up declaring it. They pulled me aside after the customs officer told me to keep going and asked me about a different bag. They pointed to my polar bear coolers and asked what was inside and i said food... Religion.. Special diet and they miraculously let me go.

In other news, in ICN they took away some frozen ice packs at the regular security line

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #71 on: July 06, 2017, 02:14:13 PM »
Not a food question, but was asked by someone who is going to TRANSIT through AUH regarding a certain anti-anxiety medication, to what extent is this enforced, and does it make a difference if in checked luggage or carry-on?

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #72 on: July 30, 2017, 12:32:30 PM »
I nearly got arrested (until i paid $400 fine) in NZ due to the fact I had a bit of biltong in my backpack that I forgot about.

Be careful there

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #73 on: July 31, 2017, 03:31:18 PM »
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From Gov.UK :
Is it possible to bring in meat, or they'll for sure take it away? Also, is all meat products a problem, including salamis?

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #74 on: August 01, 2017, 02:43:04 AM »
Is it possible to bring in meat, or they'll for sure take it away? Also, is all meat products a problem, including salamis?
There's no such thing as "for sure" in this industry.