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Australia is separated from other continents and features unique natural conditions. The law authorizes the Australian government to prevent the entry of diseases or other goods that may pose a threat to Australia. If you bring prohibited goods into the country without declaring according to regulations, you may be fined on the spot or be prosecuted. You are advised not to bring food, animal or plant products into the country. If you need to bring such goods into the country, please declare truthfully and cooperate with us in the process of inspection and treatment.

Prohibited goods
Dairy and egg products All dairy products (except those from FMD-free countries) and over 10% dairy products, including 3-in-1 milk coffee, tea, malted milk, instant milk powder, and instant cereals containing milk; all raw, dehydrated or powdered egg products, egg noodles, moon cakes containing egg or egg derivatives, salted duck eggs, preserved eggs, instant noodles egg, mayonnaise and so on.
Plant materials All potted or bare-root plants, bamboo, bonsai, branches, roots, bulbs, tubers, stems and other reproductive plant materials, soil and pollen; cooked, dried, fresh or frozen banana leafs.
Animal products All animal meat, including fresh, dehydrated and frozen meat, cooked, smoked, cured, salted and packaged meat and sausage; whole salted duck, duck liver, duck kidney, duck intestine, poultry offal, jerked beef, sliced beef and pork, dried beef and pork floss, pork moon cakes, instant noodles containing meat, trotters, lard; pet food (including fish food and bird food) and coral.
Herbal and traditional medicines Antlers, deer velvet, deer velvet extract, deer penis, donkey-hide gelatin; toad oil/cream, dried earthworms, dried animal bodies, placenta, dried lizards, tendons, soft-shelled turtles and oxtails.
Seeds and nuts Grain, popcorn, raw nutlets, raw chestnuts, fresh peanuts, pine cones, fruit and vegetable seeds, unidentified seeds, packaged seeds and legume decorations, hawthorns, red beans and green bean.
Fruits and vegetables All fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables.
Live animals All mammals, birds, bird eggs and nestles, fish, reptiles, snakes, scorpions, amphibians, crustaceans and insects.


Goods to be declared and quarantined
Food Produced, processed and raw food and food materials for sale; dehydrated fruits and vegetables; canned meat products, dried fish, salted fish, fresh fish and seafood; dairy products with less than 10% milk content as indicated by manufacturers in the list of ingredients; fast food and instant rice; packaged food; herbs and spices; traditional Chinese herbal medicine, drugs, tonics, herbal tea; snacks (gingko nuts, peanuts, fried watermelon seeds, meat floss, etc.); biscuits, cakes and confectionery; black tea, coffee and other beverages; baby food (for passengers travelling with infants only).
Plant materials Wood products and wood carvings, including painted articles; articles with barks (the barks will specially treated or removed); handicrafts and souvenirs made with plant materials; mats, bags or other goods made of plant materials, palm fibers and leaves; products made of or packaged with straw; bamboo, rattan baskets or furniture; scented and dried petals and coconut shells; dried flowers, wreaths, articles containing or filled with seeds; fresh flowers (excluding the flowers bred with stems, such as roses, carnations and chrysanthemums).
Animal products Feathers, bones, ox horns, tusks and animal hair (clean and free of any tissues); fur, hides, leather, wool or animal hair (including wool quilt, woolen yarn and craftworks); stuffed animal and bird specimen (Proofs of taxidermy are required, and some may be prohibited by the endangered animal protection law); shell jewelry and souvenirs; bee products including honey, beeswax and honeycomb; used animal-related equipment, including veterinary equipment and drugs, shearing or meat business tools, harness and cages.
Other products Strings, ropes and craftworks made of animal and plant materials; used sports and camping equipment, including tents, golf balls, bicycles and fishing gear; shoes and boots contaminated with soil, feces or plant materials.


The United States

The United States requires six months of passport validity for a foreigner to enter the country. Please check your passport and visa validity carefully before you travel. When you are leaving the country, please arrive at the airport three hours in advance to go through the check-in formalities. Please read carefully or consult the customs office about the categories of prohibited articles and make sure you are not carrying any prohibited goods.

Prohibited or Restricted Goods
Biological products The imports of unsterilized human and animal tissues (including blood, human or animal excrements), live bacterial culture, viruses or similar organism, animals, insects, snails and bats suspected of zoonoses are subject to the approval by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the United States (Contact information).
Cultural relics and property Export permits or similar documents issued by relevant countries are required for the imports of cultural relics. For more information, please visit the US website on international cultural property protection.
Caviar At most 250 grams of caviar can be imported. All the caviar will be confiscated if this limit is exceeded.
Dog and cat furs It is illegal to import, sell, export and manufacture products containing cat and dog furs in the United States.
Prohibited drug equipment Prohibited drug equipment refers to equipment or products used for the manufacturing, mixing, injection and abuse of prohibited substances. Such equipment is prohibited to enter the country, unless it is used for credible medical purposes, such as diabetes treatment.


The United Kingdom

The UK customs adopt the red/green/blue channel system. The red channel is for passengers who have goods to declare or are not sure whether they need to declare their goods; the green channel is passengers that are from non-EU countries and do not have goods to declare; the blue channel is for passengers that are from EU countries and do not have goods to declare. You must not carry goods for others. As the UK customs and border control authorities often adjust the categories of goods allowed to enter the country, it is recommended that you consult the UK Customs and Excise Department (Tel: 08450109000) or the British Embassy in China before traveling.

1. For passengers entering the UK from non-EU countries: Prohibited and restricted goods mainly include animals and plants, vegetables, meat products, controlled drugs, pornographic materials, counterfeit and pirated products, simulation firearms, narcotics, ammunition, explosives and so on.

2. For passengers entering the UK from EU countries: Chinese citizens entering the UK from EU countries (or Andorra, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and other countries that implement EU import and export regulations) can bring uncontaminated fruits and vegetables, meat, meat products and dairy products purchased in these countries into the UK.


* The above information is for reference only. Please contact the relevant embassy for more details.

* For more immigration information, please refer to relevant pages on the Chinese Foreign Ministry Consular Service Network.