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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/Bora Bora
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
« Last edited by Dan on January 30, 2018, 04:50:33 PM »

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #75 on: August 13, 2017, 08:06:16 AM »
Varna Airport, Bulgaria. Stopped many people from TLV flight to put bags through machine. Initially took away all out frozen chicken and cold cuts, but after my wife pleaded with them saying that we will have nothing to eat, let us take frozen chicken but kept the cold cuts. We later learned that they do this all the time, as they enjoy the taste of Israeli cold cuts.

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #76 on: November 10, 2017, 06:49:41 AM »
No issue in UAE (Dubai). My first time using the Polar Bear cooler. Love it! Thanks, Dan.

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #77 on: January 14, 2018, 02:04:04 AM »
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.

Did you declare your food in NZ?

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #78 on: January 21, 2018, 02:36:27 PM »
For example, are you allowed to bring US Company meat or Meal Mart back INTO the U.S.?
I'd it just foreign meat you can't bring into the U.S., or if you show that it was produced in the U.S. then it's fine?

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #79 on: January 21, 2018, 07:43:46 PM »
For example, are you allowed to bring US Company meat or Meal Mart back INTO the U.S.?
I'd it just foreign meat you can't bring into the U.S., or if you show that it was produced in the U.S. then it's fine?
I was once stopped. Brought back a sealed salami from Romanian. They are/were not under the USDA and only under Illinois agriculture. The took it away even though i showed them it was sealed and from the US. I don't know what they would have said had it been USDA.

i almost got rejected by GE on my first appointment like 8 years ago for this.
They asked if i ever tried to bring anything into the country that i wasn't allowed to. I forgot about this and said no... He said you once tried to bring in meat.

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #80 on: March 19, 2018, 08:40:43 PM »
Are there any food restrictions for Netherlands? From USA to Netherlands specifically.