Airplane luggage: see list of foods and agricultural products prohibited from entering Brazil without documentation
Those arriving in Brazil from abroad should be careful not to have problems when entering the country, as some agricultural products such as fruits, flowers, seeds and honey cannot enter the national territory without sanitary documentation.
These items may present a risk of introducing pests and diseases into the country that threaten the environment and the health of the population.
The entry of these products must follow phytosanitary, zoosanitary and sanitary requirements defined by the Ministry of Agriculture, and are subject to inspection.
- Bee products (honey, wax, propolis, etc.);
- fresh fruits and vegetables;
- Flowers, plants or parts thereof;
- Bulbs, seeds, seedlings and cuttings;
- Crafts with unprocessed plant or animal products;
- Pesticides and the like;
- Lands and substrates;
- Insects, snails, bacteria and fungi;
- Biological material for scientific research;
- untreated woods;
- Biological samples, semen, embryos of veterinary interest;
- Medicines and products for veterinary use;
- Exotic species: ornamental fish and birds;
- Products of animal origin intended for ornamentation.
On the other hand, other products can enter Brazil without the need to present any health documentation.
However, the government requires that they be packaged in original manufacturing packaging, with labeling that allows their identification, properly sealed and without evidence of leakage or tampering. These are:
- roasted and salted almonds;
- distilled and fermented beverages;
- vegetable oils;
- jellies, preserves;
- other industrially sterilized, pasteurized, fermented, sulphited, freeze-dried, cooked, carbonized, parboiled, ground, polished, toasted or oven-dried products.