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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
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)
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
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
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
Faroe Islands
France
French Polynesia/Bora Bora
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Honduras (see here for important details)
Hong Kong
Iceland
India
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Kenya
Macau
Malaysia
Martinique ($5,000 worth of wine, meat, dairy - no issues BH)
Malawi
Montenegro
Morocco
Norway
Palau
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
Vietnam
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Author Topic: Countries That Have Food Restrictions  (Read 118109 times)

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #100 on: January 29, 2021, 04:51:07 PM »
From us mainland to St Thomas Anyone?
That's the US...no rules.
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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #101 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.
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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #102 on: July 08, 2021, 11:57:30 AM »
If meat is cooked packaged and had us inspection label will it be a problem in Los cabos Mexico?

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #103 on: January 10, 2022, 04:10:23 PM »
No issues in:

Brazil - GRU
Sao Tome and Principe - TMS
Ghana - ACC
Kenya - NBO
Malawi - LLW
South Africa - JNB
Zimbabwe - VFA

Belize - BZE: guy got all suspicious and gave me a giant red x on my customs slip. The guy at the exit didn't even look at it and I just walked out bh.
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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #104 on: January 13, 2022, 06:46:44 AM »
No issues in:
Belize - BZE: guy got all suspicious and gave me a giant red x on my customs slip. The guy at the exit didn't even look at it and I just walked out bh.
We had to bribe the airport officials at BZE (like $400) to let our meat & wine in. 
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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #105 on: January 23, 2022, 12:28:18 PM »
Where can I find info about bringing food into the Dominican Republic?

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #106 on: January 23, 2022, 12:37:33 PM »
Where can I find info about bringing food into the Dominican Republic?
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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #107 on: February 20, 2022, 03:17:23 PM »
what is not allowed to be brought into Israel?

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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #108 on: May 30, 2022, 08:56:54 PM »
No issues in
India (DEL)
Vietnam (HAN)
Malaysia (KUL)
Singapore (SIN)
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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #109 on: May 31, 2022, 02:14:46 PM »
Flew to San Jose, Costa Rica in May 2021, they x-rayed my suitcases and found 1kg meat -- they allowed it through only because it had USDA inspection sticker.

Note, entire EU - import of dairy and meat from outside EU - is strictly prohibited, although in the larger airports inspection is rare.
https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/carry/meat-dairy-animal/index_en.htm

"If you travel to the EU from a non-EU country, you are not allowed to bring any meat or dairy products with you. 

When arriving in the EU you may have to undergo official controls by the authorities. If you are carrying any meat or dairy products, which you have not declared they will be confiscated and destroyed, you may also be fined or face criminal prosecution."
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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #110 on: May 31, 2022, 03:37:14 PM »
Note, entire EU - import of dairy and meat from outside EU - is strictly prohibited, although in the larger airports inspection is rare.
https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/carry/meat-dairy-animal/index_en.htm

"If you travel to the EU from a non-EU country, you are not allowed to bring any meat or dairy products with you. 

When arriving in the EU you may have to undergo official controls by the authorities. If you are carrying any meat or dairy products, which you have not declared they will be confiscated and destroyed, you may also be fined or face criminal prosecution."

Those are the rules for pretty much any country on earth. The question is who enforces and who doesn't.
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Re: Countries That Have Food Restrictions
« Reply #111 on: May 31, 2022, 09:09:30 PM »
Flying to Greece through Geneva from the US. Any have any recent data points in bringing frozen meals