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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. Something Fishy was allowed sealed milk and cheese from the U.S.
Belize: Click here
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)
Galapagos: Extremely strict. Click here for more details.
Fiji: Same rules as Australia.
Maldives: No alcohol
Mexico: No beef or cream cheese. Chicken YMMV.
New Caledonia: Same rules as Australia.
New Zealand: Similar to Australia, some small differences but expect thorough checking
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)
Taiwan: no meat at all, even beef jerky or other dried meats. Even frozen airline meals are banned so no POM meals either (source).
United Kingdom: Click here
United States: No meat, fruit, or vegetables.


No issues experienced in:

Argentina
Aruba
Bahamas
Belgium
Bermuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Neum land crossing)
Brazil
Canada
Croatia (Debeli Brijeg and Neum land crossings, Zagreb)
Cuba
Czech Republic
Ecuador (NOT Galapagos - see the top section for that)
Faroe Islands
France
French Polynesia/Bora Bora
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Guatemala
Honduras (see here for important details)
Hong Kong
Iceland
India
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Kenya
Lesotho
Macau
Madagascar
Malaysia
Martinique ($5,000 worth of wine, meat, dairy - no issues BH)
Malawi
Mauritius
Montenegro
Morocco
Norway
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Peru
Philippines
Sao Tome and Principe
Seychelles (Reports of them being strict but didn't have trouble)
Singapore
South Africa
South Korea
Svalbard
Switzerland
Tanzania
Thailand
UAE
Uganda
US/Guam
US/Hawaii
Vanuatu
Vietnam
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Author Topic: Countries That Have Food Restrictions  (Read 184223 times)

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #120 on: June 27, 2023, 02:11:49 PM »
btw the us does allow certain fruits and vegtables from certain countries,  for example, tomatoes from israel are allowed as long as they dont have any leaves or stems (thats what i bring in, so i have something to eat instead of the styrofoam that passes for tomatoes in NY)

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #121 on: June 27, 2023, 03:33:21 PM »
Philippines: no issues.

Papua New Guinea: got inspected and questioned, let go with everything when I explained that it was a special diet.

Australia: Not a place to play games, follow the rules and declare everything. Upon inspection they actually allowed me to keep sealed milk and cheese once they saw it was from the US.

Vanuatu: no issues.

New Caledonia: got everything taken away. No amount of begging and explaining helped.

Fiji: same. Took everything away.
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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #122 on: July 02, 2023, 01:43:11 PM »
Any issues bringing along frozen pizza and hot dogs from the US to MXP (Italy)? Can't find a government website detailing it.

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #123 on: July 23, 2023, 12:39:44 AM »
Anyone have any recent experience with flying to Israel with raw meat.  Am I going to be pulled aside if I bring it in a Polar bear cooler bag?

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #124 on: August 02, 2023, 12:43:49 PM »
jamaica any issues recently?

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #125 on: October 11, 2023, 03:09:28 PM »
Philippines: no issues.

Not quite my experience. Pom meals required an agricultural inspection (wasted a long time). This happened on multiple trips. The fact that they were in an airline safe POM box probably looked odd enough that I was flagged down repeatedly. Another trip I had tens of lb of hotdogs confiscated due to a limit of 5 or so kilos of meat (I was bringing them in for the Jewish kehila there).

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #126 on: December 28, 2023, 12:10:46 PM »
Anyone have any experience with Cyprus (Larnaca)?

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #127 on: January 04, 2024, 02:35:13 PM »
anyone have issues in punta cana? im seeing that they officialy dont let anything but lax on the screening anyone been there with more info?

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #128 on: January 06, 2024, 09:16:56 PM »
No issues experienced in
Lesotho
Mauritius (Chabad says they sometimes make problems with raw meat, but they never looked at my bags at all)
Madagascar

And once again all smooth in
Uganda
Tanzania
South Africa
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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #129 on: January 14, 2024, 11:49:35 AM »
No issues experienced in
Lesotho
Mauritius (Chabad says they sometimes make problems with raw meat, but they never looked at my bags at all)
Madagascar

And once again all smooth in
Ugandaqrr
Tanzania
So r u uth  Africa
you can pretty much just walk into Lesotho at Caledonspoort https://maps.app.goo.gl/bDg7Ho3T5tCKHEDCA
At least one of us entered but never officially exited.
We parked , one of us brought a stack of passports over to the window, he stamped all them then we drove through. One of us didn't have a passport.

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #130 on: January 14, 2024, 02:36:17 PM »
you can pretty much just walk into Lesotho at Caledonspoort https://maps.app.goo.gl/bDg7Ho3T5tCKHEDCA
At least one of us entered but never officially exited.
We parked , one of us brought a stack of passports over to the window, he stamped all them then we drove through. One of us didn't have a passport.

Only place I ever got an entry and exit stamp in one go.
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