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Be careful when buying souvenirs abroad during the summer vacation

Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine produced a picture card to remind the public what souvenirs can be brought into the country.   Photo provided by Taoyuan International Airport Corporation
Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine produced a picture card to remind the public what souvenirs can be brought into the country. Photo provided by Taoyuan International Airport Corporation
Taiwan Immigrants' Global News Network】Editor/ Tim Wu (吳宗翰)

According to a poll by the Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan's Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, Taiwanese people are most interested in going to Japan, South Korea, Thailand, and the United States. The Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine created a chart to help people who wish to buy souvenirs from these four nations remember which foods are permitted and which cannot be brought to Taiwan. The specifics are shown below.

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Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine produced a picture card to remind the public what souvenirs can be brought into the country.Photo reproduced from Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine Facebook

Japan:

Items that can be brought into Taiwan: Banana-flavored snacks, konjac, and jelly without fresh fruit. Salmon roe, pollock roe.

Items that CANNOT be brought into Taiwan: fruit cakes containing fresh fruits, half-boiled eggs with uncoagulated egg yolks (hot spring eggs, candied eggs), meat products, fresh milk (except extended shelf life milk)

Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine produced a picture card to remind the public what souvenirs can be brought into the country.Photo reproduced from Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine Facebook

Korea:

Items that can be brought into Taiwan: Kimchi, banana milk, seaweed crackers, seasoned nuts.

Items that CANNOT be brought into Taiwan: Fruits, meat products, fresh ginseng (Korean quarantine certificate and filling conditions MUST be attached).

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Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine produced a picture card to remind the public what souvenirs can be brought into the country.Photo reproduced from Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine Facebook

Thailand:

Items that can be brought into Taiwan: Bird's nest, honey, dried fruit.

Items that CANNOT be brought into Taiwan: Fresh fruits, rice cakes with meat floss, fried chicken skin, meat products.

Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine produced a picture card to remind the public what souvenirs can be brought into the country.Photo reproduced from Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine Facebook

US:

Items that can be brought into Taiwan: Coffee beans, nuts, chocolate, potato chips, etc.

Items that CANNOT be brought into Taiwan: Seed foods (lime, chia seeds, chickpeas, hemp seeds, flaxseeds, etc.), meat products, dried meat, fresh fruits and vegetables (lettuce salads and fruits of airplane meals cannot be brought into the country even if they have not been eaten)

Except for items mentioned above, the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine advises visitors to Taiwan that no products derived from animals or plants may be brought into the country carelessly. Please be sure to clarify any questions you may have in front of the "Animal and Plant Quarantine Declaration Termination Line" on the green line of entry or visit the red customs declaration desk. One won't be penalized as long as you make the request.

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284天前

可不可以從俄羅斯帶蜂蜜進台灣? 您好。可不可以從俄羅斯帶蜂蜜進台灣?

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232天前

可不可以带小孩奶粉进台湾 我要去台湾玩两个星期,可不可以带小孩的奶粉进台湾?

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130天前

Biddex Can dried fish, stock fish,and crayfish be brought into Taiwan? If yes, what quantity is allowed?

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220天前

Jennifer "Be careful when buying souvenirs abroad during the summer vacation" For above article, dated July 15, 2023, please also include Malaysia. I would like to know whether we can bring back "frozen durian", air tight durian into Taipei airport. Thank you.

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128天前

Kalsum I am from Malaysia. Can i bring instant noodles cann tuna and white bread to Taiwan?

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121天前

Julie I want to ask i will take vacation, can i bring strawberry jam,here in taiwan and peanut butter from Philippines

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83天前

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