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Bring frozen meat on a plane?

Visiting some friends in T&T. They requested I bring some Boudain (it's a sausage type meat packaged like bratwurst). Can I package that in my underside luggage? I know there are restrictions on fruits and vegetables coming in the country... but I can't remember meat.

Any help would be appreciated

3 Answers

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Chester Springs

We encountered great difficulty clearing customs in Philadelphia one year. We had a sealed tin of canned sausages in our luggage. Check the guidelines very carefully. If it says "no meats" it means what it says. It wasn't worth the aggravation we went through to keep it. Actually, we forgot to toss it before we left St.Martin.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Germantown

You are correct in asking because laws vary for each country. You might have problems with T&T i.e. what you are allowed to import more so than what you are allowed to export. I have witnessed Jamaicans buying frozen meat for shipment from Miami.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Christchurch

Have a look at the Customs website of T&T:

It lists meat as personal effects that have to be declared upon arrival. To me this means that it is allowed to bring it into the country as long as it is not an excessive quantity, as personal effects are defined as "being used or consumed by the traveller during his stay".

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