Please note that animal products are prohibited in personal luggage

Commission Regulation (EC) No 206/2009 of 5 March 2009 on the introduction into the Community of personal consignments of products of animal origin and amending Regulation (EC) No 136/2004.

The State Food and Veterinary Service points out that in order to prevent the appearance of agents for contagious animal diseases, especially African swine fever, meat, milk and milk products, coming to the European Union from third countries are prohibited in personal luggage.

IT IS PROHIBITED TO CARRY:

- meat and meat products (lard, fresh or processed meat, including poultry, fats, sausages, canned meat, pasta stuffed with meat, sauces or soups with meat, etc.);

- milk and milk products (milk, condensed milk, milk powder, sour cream, curd, cheese, kefir, cheese, butter, yoghurt, milk ice cream, etc.);

- pet food containing meat and / or dairy products (dog and cat food, canned food, snacks for dogs, etc.);

- other animal products unfit for human consumption (animal products used in beekeeping (beeswax, bee pitch (propolis), etc.)).

The exemption is applied for personal use of carrying (up to 10 kg) of meat, milk or milk products from the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland.

EXEMPTIONS (for meat and dairy products), IT IS ALLOWED TO CARRY:

- milk powder for infants, and / or

- baby food or food for special medical purposes, and / or

- pet food for special medical purposes, provided that:

- the quantity of the product shall not exceed 2 kg per person (up to 10 kg from the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland);

- the products were not kept in a refrigerator before the packaging was opened;

- the products are packed in their original packaging for sale to the final consumer;

- the product is intact, except where the product is currently in use.

IT IS ALLOWED TO CARRY:

- other animal products (excluding meat and dairy products) up to 2 kg (honey and its products, eggs, live oysters, live mussels and snails (up to 10 kg from the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland);

- up to 20 kg of fish products (weight restrictions not applicable for products coming from the Faroe Islands and Iceland):

1. Fresh fish (must be eviscerated), dried, cooked, salted, smoked or preserved;

2. Shellfish, such as shrimps, lobsters, dead mussels and dead oysters;

• up to 125 g of sturgeon caviar.

The restrictions on the introduction of animal products listed above are not applied while coming from the Principality of Andorra, the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Kingdom of Norway, the Republic of San Marino, the Swiss Confederation.

 

 

Published:
2019-07-23
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