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Title: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Dan 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
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: shaulyaakov 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.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Dan 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.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: MeirS on May 01, 2017, 08:05:35 PM
Ireland: No meat or dairy whatsoever.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: shmebeble 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.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Denverite on May 01, 2017, 08:10:14 PM
I've heard Iceland is extremely strict.  Is that the case? Can anyone give specifics?
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Something Fishy on May 01, 2017, 08:36:41 PM
I've heard Iceland is extremely strict.  Is that the case? Can anyone give specifics?

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.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Denverite 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.
Thanks for the info!
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Dan on May 01, 2017, 10:01:10 PM
Add other countries to the Wiki guys.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: whYME 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?
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Dan 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.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: ExGingi 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.
Will any other musical instrument do the trick?  :D
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Dan on May 02, 2017, 05:56:05 PM
Also add countries you've been to without issues to the Wiki
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: ah 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.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Something Fishy on May 03, 2017, 12:21:35 AM
Cuba: No issues experienced; multiple data points.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: damaxer91 on May 03, 2017, 08:39:22 AM
People sometimes have issues bringing meat into Israel

Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Emkay on May 03, 2017, 09:10:25 AM
DDF experiences of actual enforcement.
Taking the nothing to declare line doesn't necessarily mean it's not enforced.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: David Smith on May 03, 2017, 09:14:56 AM
Taking the nothing to declare line doesn't necessarily mean it's not enforced.
+1. People bring all sorts of smuggled goods, currency, cigarettes, and other things through the nothing to declare line and don't get caught. If you do get caught, though, you're in trouble.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: AsherO on May 03, 2017, 09:48:27 AM
Taking the nothing to declare line doesn't necessarily mean it's not enforced.

In Norway you're actually better off taking the declare lane and declaring a bottle or something (wine 36 NOK/bottle IIRC), if you're declaring it's much less likely they'll check your bags.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: shaulyaakov on May 03, 2017, 10:00:37 AM
No restrictions in. Out falls into the US rule.
You sure? I had go fill out agriculture form and sign that I had no vegetables.

Even if they dont actually check, I imagine its a bad idea to lie on an actual signed form.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: efflpetzel on May 03, 2017, 10:33:00 AM
In Norway you're actually better off taking the declare lane and declaring a bottle or something (wine 36 NOK/bottle IIRC), if you're declaring it's much less likely they'll check your bags.
I believe that strategy is true everywhere
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: AsherO on May 03, 2017, 10:34:47 AM
I believe that strategy is true everywhere

What can you cheaply declare when entering the US? Doesn't everyone exit the same lane anyway?
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Dan on May 03, 2017, 10:35:45 AM
Taking the nothing to declare line doesn't necessarily mean it's not enforced.
Really it depends on how suspicious you look and how many people are checked.

In Australia and Mexico for example the majority of people are checked, so their rules are more applicable.
In other places most people aren't checked.

Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Dan on May 03, 2017, 10:36:19 AM
You sure? I had go fill out agriculture form and sign that I had no vegetables.

Even if they dont actually check, I imagine its a bad idea to lie on an actual signed form.
Who do you even hand in the form to?
They really just care about ex-Hawaii flights. Heavy enforcement in that direction.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: efflpetzel on May 03, 2017, 10:45:05 AM
What can you cheaply declare when entering the US? Doesn't everyone exit the same lane anyway?

It's not what you can declare it's the point of going over and asking them if something needs to be declared which in turn will make them much less likely to stop you for anything else
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Dan on May 03, 2017, 10:59:53 AM
It's not what you can declare it's the point of going over and asking them if something needs to be declared which in turn will make them much less likely to stop you for anything else
Didn't work for me in AU. Asked them about a granola bar and they went through everything we had.
Though it seemed like they were going through lots of non-declared bags as well.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Suave on May 03, 2017, 12:32:36 PM
Mexico was fine with poultry products as long as made in US.  Israeli Turkey packages confiscated while Empire was fine for example.
They took away $1,200 worth of meat from us (kosher meat usually does not have a USDA seal on it, perhaps thats why?)
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Dan on May 03, 2017, 12:36:36 PM
What are NZ's small differences from AU?
Can you bring any POM meals there?
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Dan on May 03, 2017, 12:37:30 PM
Is Costa Rica OK with cooked POM meals?
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: zow on May 03, 2017, 12:45:17 PM
Mexico: told us no fresh fruit.  Inspected our bag because tennis balls looked to them like oranges.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: ExGingi on May 03, 2017, 12:51:03 PM
Mexico was fine with poultry products as long as made in US.  Israeli Turkey packages confiscated while Empire was fine for example.
Laibel Miller (I'm sure Dan knows who he is) told me that when he goes to Mexico he splits the food into two or more suitcases with different people going together each taking one. He feels there's a better chance of getting some through without being hit with the red light upon entry.

While official USDA policy allows bringing in poultry, I have declared it in the past coming from Israel, and was told that the label needs to say that it's fully cooked, and it is up to individual inspector discretion.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Suave on May 03, 2017, 12:53:12 PM
Is Costa Rica OK with cooked POM meals?
Yes, they let all our packaged deli and cooked meats through.  (if there's an issue you can try saying: Comida Kosher para un festival judío)

I can put you in touch with the shliach there if you'd like.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: ExGingi on May 03, 2017, 12:55:02 PM
Mexico: told us no fresh fruit.  Inspected our bag because tennis balls looked to them like oranges.
Reminds me how when I went there with DW and one month old baby, we handed the passports and birth certificate (at that time kids could still travel to Mexico with only a birth certificate) to the border agent (at the airport. The agent looks at the birth certificate first, sees the name and asks me "Uste..... [my daughter's name]?"
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Cw3323 on May 03, 2017, 03:00:27 PM
Yes, they let all our packaged deli and cooked meats through.  (if there's an issue you can try saying: Comida Kosher para un festival judío)

I can put you in touch with the shliach there if you'd like.
Was that in SJO or LIR ? In LIR they took away everything
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Suave on May 03, 2017, 03:39:39 PM
Was that in SJO or LIR ? In LIR they took away everything
LIR, They wanted to take all our raw meat, I asked to speak to whoever is in charge, the head of customs & health came out and explained that there can be diseases in the meat, I googled and found something about a bone based disease...I asked him about meat without bones, he was surprised and said he will only take away raw meat that has bone (like ribsteaks) and let us go with the rest BH
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Dan on May 03, 2017, 03:41:31 PM
Was that in SJO or LIR ? In LIR they took away everything
Raw or cooked?
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Lamppost on May 03, 2017, 03:46:20 PM
Canada allows homemade or restaurant prepared chicken and beef, as long as its under 20kg per person, without any issues? Homemade food needs a label saying where the meat/ chicken originated from? Or is it all "nothing to declare"....?
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Something Fishy on May 03, 2017, 05:19:40 PM
Canada allows homemade or restaurant prepared chicken and beef, as long as its under 20kg per person, without any issues? Homemade food needs a label saying where the meat/ chicken originated from? Or is it all "nothing to declare"....?

I declared and all they wanted to know what which animal the meat is from.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: moko on May 03, 2017, 05:31:16 PM
Laibel Miller (I'm sure Dan knows who he is) told me that when he goes to Mexico he splits the food into two or more suitcases with different people going together each taking one. He feels there's a better chance of getting some through without being hit with the red light upon entry.
I believe we have a biblical source for that one...
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Dan on May 03, 2017, 05:32:40 PM
Laibel Miller (I'm sure Dan knows who he is)
Yeah, but I hear he eats the food from Pesach programs :P
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: ExGingi on May 03, 2017, 05:55:43 PM
Yeah, but I hear he eats the food from Pesach programs :P
You must also know what his other occupation is. Hope no-one ever needs him there.  :P
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Dan on May 03, 2017, 05:56:59 PM
You must also know what his other occupation is. Hope no-one ever needs him there.  :P
Sadly, my friend's bother passed away in FL while R' Miller was in Whistler. He was an immense help to them.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: ExGingi on May 03, 2017, 06:12:01 PM
Sadly, my friend's bother passed away in FL while R' Miller was in Whistler. He was an immense help to them.
He does C.K. remotely?
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Dan on May 03, 2017, 06:12:31 PM
He does C.K. remotely?
Yes.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: ExGingi on May 03, 2017, 06:14:22 PM
Yes.
We might need an explanation on that one. How is that job done without being on location?
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Cw3323 on May 04, 2017, 10:05:29 AM
Raw or cooked?
any food that wasn't dry
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: ajs625 on May 07, 2017, 11:50:45 AM
Has anyone had issues at Vic Falls in either Zambia or Zimbabwe?
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: as2 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.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Joe4007 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.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: elimmm 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
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Yaalili on May 17, 2017, 03:03:05 PM
No questions asked at Peru customs.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Yordai Dooma 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?

Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: as2 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
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Lushkab on June 04, 2017, 04:18:19 PM
No milk allowed in China
(Personal experience)
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Dan on June 20, 2017, 04:10:48 PM
Thread stickied, keep adding your experiences.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: jose34 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.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: MeirS on June 27, 2017, 04:53:21 PM


Not sure why though.

Because it's illegal?
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: jose34 on June 27, 2017, 05:07:58 PM
Is it, are you allowed to bring meat into the UK?
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: ZCN 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.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: ZCN 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.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Adam101 on June 28, 2017, 12:05:33 PM
DP on Portugal?
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: MeirS 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.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: jose34 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.
Whoever is charge; can this ended on the wiki?
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Dan 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.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: User6669 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.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Dan 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.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: MeirS 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.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Something Fishy on July 03, 2017, 11:08:33 AM
Posting here to clean up the wiki.


From Gov.UK :

Quote
Food

What you can bring into the UK depends on whether you’re 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 you’re travelling from a country within the EU.

Outside the EU
Meat, dairy products and potatoes
You can’t bring meat, meat products, milk, dairy products or potatoes into the UK from outside the EU unless you’re 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 can’t 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.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: MeirS on July 03, 2017, 11:10:53 AM
Posting here to clean up the wiki.


From Gov.UK :
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Something Fishy 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.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Yordai Dooma 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
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: ExGingi 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 (http://uae-embassy.ae/Embassies/au/Content/1803) enforced, and does it make a difference if in checked luggage or carry-on?
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: high end hobo 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
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: GAM Z. on July 31, 2017, 03:31:18 PM
Posting here to clean up the wiki.


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?
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: MeirS 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.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: moish 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.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: zow 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.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Love 2 Travel 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?
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Deal Guy 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?
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Yordai Dooma 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.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: phxmom on March 19, 2018, 08:40:43 PM
Are there any food restrictions for Netherlands? From USA to Netherlands specifically.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Something Fishy on April 24, 2018, 05:31:54 PM
No issues experienced recently in:

Bosnia and Herzegovina (Neum land crossing)
Croatia (Debeli Brijeg and Neum land crossings)
Czech Republic
Ireland
Montenegro
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: avadah on June 13, 2018, 06:24:15 AM
What's the deal with bringing raw meat into israel? I've heard some people didn't have issues and some had it confiscated.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: flyingace on June 17, 2018, 09:23:05 PM
No issues experienced recently in:

Bosnia and Herzegovina (Neum land crossing)
Croatia (Debeli Brijeg and Neum land crossings)
Czech Republic
Ireland
Montenegro

What did you bring into Ireland? Looks like they only would let some fish. I would like to bring cold cuts and some frozen meals. What country were you coming from?
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: zagguru on August 29, 2018, 07:09:10 AM
Want to bring back a few pomegranates from Israel to the USA. Any potential issues? Should I declare?
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: jose34 on August 29, 2018, 07:59:07 AM
Want to bring back a few pomegranates from Israel to the USA. Any potential issues? Should I declare?

For sure declare, it seems like they should let go through, but you will for sure have put all your bags through the scanner right before you leave the customs area.

More information about Pomegranates: https://epermits.aphis.usda.gov/manual/index.cfm?action=cirReportP&PERMITTED_ID=9189
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Something Fishy on May 27, 2019, 09:12:17 PM
No issues experienced in Morocco.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: JuryDuty on June 18, 2019, 09:58:23 AM
No issues experienced recently in:

Croatia (Debeli Brijeg and Neum land crossings)

No issues in Zagreb airport
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: bluesky on August 07, 2019, 01:55:31 PM
ISRAEL: Is it true that cooked (frozen) chicken is not allowed to be brought in to Israel? Also, are there any restrictions on raw fruit? Cooked vegetables?

I need a quick answer on this one, anyone. Thanks.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Ellen on October 08, 2019, 03:00:18 AM
2 questions about bringing products into the USA.
1) Herbal pills from health food store?
I tried looking online but only found this. Not sure if it is reliable and I can no find the source for what they are quoting.
https://www.smartertravel.com/flying-with-herbal-medicines-in-the-u-s-and-overseas/
2) is chicken permissible? I always knew that not, but people been telling me that it is okay.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: danfan5773 on December 15, 2019, 07:46:03 PM
CAN I TAKE Meal Mart Sealed Food Package USDA Approved in to Cancun Mexico?
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: zow on December 29, 2019, 12:54:28 PM
Reminds me how when I went there with DW and one month old baby, we handed the passports and birth certificate (at that time kids could still travel to Mexico with only a birth certificate) to the border agent (at the airport. The agent looks at the birth certificate first, sees the name and asks me "Uste..... [my daughter's name]?"
I know it was two years ago, but just saw it now and made me laugh. :)
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: roey6 on January 13, 2020, 05:47:19 PM
Going to Cancun next week, heard there's an option to ship food with fedex since we not allowed to bring in meat and cheese did anyone tried Fedex?
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Abey on January 20, 2020, 05:52:39 PM
Panama ? @Denverite
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: israshot on January 21, 2020, 07:11:02 PM
Thailand I should be fine with Pom meals from the US?

Seems like it's a problem only from the E.U. but just want to make sure.
https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/TH-Thailand-customs-currency-airport-tax-regulations-details.htm
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Denverite on January 28, 2020, 08:47:20 AM
Panama ? @Denverite

What’s the question?  Don’t bring anything to Panama as their kosher markets are better and cheaper than the US and even have shelf stable CY milk. :)
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Denverite on January 28, 2020, 08:48:23 AM
Thailand I should be fine with Pom meals from the US?

Seems like it's a problem only from the E.U. but just want to make sure.
https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/TH-Thailand-customs-currency-airport-tax-regulations-details.htm

Why would you bring POM meals when the food there in Thailand so good and cheap?
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: israshot on January 28, 2020, 08:50:43 AM
Why would you bring POM meals when the food there in Thailand so good and cheap?
For the maldives which is my next step.
Yes I'm eating right now Chabad USM meals and they are delicious. I didn't bring pom meals but I'll take meals from Awafi in SIN, only problem is that they have a very small selection for travel meals.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: angler on February 27, 2020, 02:33:04 AM
I think no durian in Maylasia >:(
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Yoel1 on January 29, 2021, 04:47:04 PM
From us mainland to St Thomas Anyone?
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Dan on January 29, 2021, 04:51:07 PM
From us mainland to St Thomas Anyone?
That's the US...no rules.
Title: Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
Post by: Something Fishy on April 14, 2021, 11:03:41 AM
Tanzania: they got all suspicious at JRO until I said the word "kosher" and they waved me through.

Uganda: No issues at all in EBB.