Health and Agriculture
Dear Customers and Friends,
Did you know that Mexico has been recognized internationally as a country free of various pest and diseases that are harmful to agriculture, aquaculture and livestock production?
Help us to maintain this status. When traveling to Mexico do not bring into the country plant or animal products that can affect us.
Below we provide a few examples of the products that may and may not be introduced into the country.
Help us protect our agriculture, aquaculture and livestock!
1. ITEMS WHICH IMPORTATION IS FORBIDDEN
These are some of the high-risk items that cannot be introduced into the country because they may harbor pest or disease-causing agents.
- Containers using hay as packing
- Unprocessed straw or straw products
- Home-made food
- Fish meal or other meals of animal origin
- Fresh, dehydrated, canned or frozen meat and meat products such as sausages, smoked, salted, matured and other meat products from countries banned by Mexico
2. ITEMS SUBJECT TO IMPORT REGULATIONS
These are products that can be imported into the country, prior visual inspection, provided they comply with the sanitary regulations:
- Fowl and fowl products
- Wild fauna and hunting trophies (regulated jointly with the SEMARNAT, Mexican Ministry of the Environment)
- Untanned animal hides
- Plant propagation materials (bulbs, seeds, plant cuttings)
- Fruits, vegetables, flowers, cereals, plants
- Milk products
- Bees and their products
- Fresh, dehydrated, canned or frozen meat and meat products such as sausages, smoked, salted, matured and other meat products from countries authorized by Mexico
- Drugs and biological products used in veterinary care
- Lobsters, shrimp, crab, artemia and crustacean flours
- Objects with blood and/or soil residues on them such as boots or shoes, toreador suits, spears and rocks all of which may be subject to cleaning and disinfection
3. ITEMS THAT CAN BE INTRODUCED INTO THE COUNTRY BY TOURISTS
These are items for personal consumption that may be introduced by tourists into the country after visual inspection conducted by official sanitary inspectors:
- Bottled and labeled honey
- Smoking tobacco
- Polished bone products
- Tanned and finished hides and animal skins
- Packed and labeled yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis)
- Dehydrated foods of plant origin, packed and labeled from countries not banned authorized by Mexico
- Packed, bottled and labeled spices
- Dry, labeled and packed medicinal herbs
- Packed toasted coffee
- Cats and dogs that have been issued a valid health certificate and vaccination card (when more than three pets are involved the cost of the animal sanitary certificate must be covered)
We recommend that you check with the Mexican General Customs Administration Office (Administración General de Aduanas del SAT) the number of pets that may accompany one passenger at http://www.aduanas.sat.gob.mx/aduana_mexico/2008/pasajeros/139_10074.html or call 01 800 463 6728
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Please feel free to share with us your concerns or doubts.