Can I bring shells into New Zealand?

You will not be allowed to bring into NZ coral, clam, turtle and tortoise shells, products of endangered species or ivory in any form, unless you have a CITES certificate to allow you to do so.

What can you not take into New Zealand?

Risky items include:

  • food.
  • fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, poultry, honey, ingredients used in cooking, and all dairy products.
  • alive or dead plants and seeds.
  • wooden items.
  • alive or dead animals.
  • alive or dead animal products.
  • traditional/herbal medicines.
  • any shoes, sports or outdoor equipment you’ve used.

Can I take paua shells out of New Zealand?

It is fine to take them out of New Zealand – indeed many souvenirs contain some, but Singapore and the Netherlands may object, so please ask their immigration authorities.

How much can I bring into NZ?

Bringing cash into New Zealand

There is no restriction on how much foreign currency you can bring in to or take out of New Zealand. However, if you arrive at an airport carrying more than NZ$10,000 in cash you will need to complete a Border Cash Report.

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Can I bring chocolate into NZ?

The question on the arrival card is “Are you bringing into NZ any food, including: cooked, uncooked, fresh, preserved, packaged or dried? Chocolate fits into 2 of these categories so the answer should be “YES”. You are permitted to bring in chocolate, along with quite a large number of other food items.

Are you allowed to take shells from the beach NZ?

Is It Legal to Take Shells From the Beach in New Zealand? Yes! The DOC says so right here! You can collect shells in New Zealand, and it’s legal to take them out of the country.

Can I take tea bags to New Zealand?

Tea containing honey powder needs to be shelf-stable and be limited to 50 teabags or less per passenger. Finally, you can only bring honey into New Zealand if it is honey that was produced and packaged in New Zealand and the packaging is tamper-proof sealed. Maple syrup is fine as long as it does not contain honey.

Can you take shells through customs?

Not only are shells (such as conches) forbidden to pass through customs, but you could be fined and damage ecological environments in the process. Although it is not illegal to carry shells into the United States, it will be illegal to carry them out of Mexico.

Can you send seashells overseas?

Seashells (excluding oyster shells), sand, rocks and fossils are allowed into Australia if they are free from insects, soil, and animal and plant material. The items must be inspected on arrival to ensure they are free from infestation and contamination.

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What do I need to declare at NZ Customs?

Food items include:

  1. fresh fruit and vegetables.
  2. meat.
  3. eggs.
  4. seafood.
  5. dairy products.
  6. dried mushrooms and fungi.
  7. honey and honey products.
  8. seeds for human consumption and for processing into food.

How much duty free can you take into NZ?

The New Zealand Customs allowances

When entering New Zealand you are entitled to a personal goods concession. This allows you to bring in goods free of duty (excluding alcohol and tobacco products) obtained overseas and/or purchased duty free in New Zealand, which have a total combined value of NZ$700.

Can you bring seeds into NZ?

“Only permitted species listed in the Plant Biosecurity Index are able to be imported into New Zealand as either seed or nursery stock,” says Sid. The PBI can be viewed online. … If the entry is not in the index or says ‘entry prohibited’ or ‘requires assessment’ you cannot import it.

Can I mail food to New Zealand?

Mail that may contain risk goods like food, souvenirs or seeds, will be opened and examined and may be detained at the border to ensure compliance with New Zealand’s biosecurity requirements. If your mail item is held because it poses a biosecurity risk, you should get a letter from MPI explaining your options.

What foods can you bring through customs?

The following are generally admissible:

  • Condiments: ketchup (catsup), mustard, mayonnaise, Marmite and Vegemite and prepared sauces that do not contain meat products.
  • Olive oil and other vegetable oils.
  • Bread, cookies, crackers, cakes, granola bars, cereal and other baked and processed products.
  • Candy and chocolate.
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Can you take food on the plane NZ?

Re: Domestic Flights within New Zealand…is food allowed? Of course you can take food, either in checked luggage or as carry-on. Even liquids are allowed on domestic flights!!

What things do you have to declare at customs?

What Must I Declare?

  • Anything you bought (including from duty-free shops or on a ship or airplane)
  • Anything you inherited or received as a gift (you’ll have to estimate the fair market price of the gift)
  • Anything you brought home for a friend.
  • Anything you plan to use or sell in your business.