PLANT MATERIAL ENTRY INTO NEW ZEALAND
New Zealand has very strict biosecurity procedures at our international borders to prevent the introduction of harmful pests and diseases. All risk goods must be declared or be disposed of in marked amnesty bins at air and sea ports. If you’re unsure – declare.
Some types of plants and plant product risk goods are fruit, flowers, seeds, bulbs, wood, bark, leaves, nuts, vegetables, parts of plants, fungi, cane, bamboo or straw, including for religious offerings or medicinal use.
WHAT FOOD AND OTHER ITEMS CAN YOU BRING?
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) have created a handy tool to help you find out. Use the MPI’s online tool to quickly get an answer about whether your food or other item is allowed into New Zealand. They don’t have everything listed in the tool but it covers the food and other items most frequently asked about. The tool will also tell you whether there are any weight or quantity restrictions.