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1. Posted by Komatex (Inactive 5 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Some countries have food bands on selected type of foods, have anyone heard of foods not allowed to bring into India

2. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 2562 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

> seeds (for consumption as well as planting)

> - meat and meat products of all kinds of fresh, chilled and frozen meat, tissue or organs;
- egg and egg powder;
- milk and milk products;

> all kinds of birds and bird products (incl. eggs, feathers, meat etc.);
- pigs and pig meat products.

https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/IN-India-customs-currency-airport-tax-regulations-details.htm

[ Edit: Edited on 9 Apr 2021, 06:44 GMT by leics2 ]

3. Posted by Komatex (Inactive 5 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Thanks for your reply to my concerns about traveling with food to India, the link will be helpful to my planning for the trip. I really was not expecting toiletries to be on the list for things not allowed or even at minimal if you have to travel with it. I can understand all the excitement about living in the United States now which was hard to understand when your born here, little do other countries care to know that each person here in the US can find at lease one thing they would change in our Government.

After seeing the information you left me I would need to adjust myself mentally to even go to India, and for sure I will not be staying as long as I had plan previously due to these stipulation concerning food. Thanks again for your time and comments.

4. Posted by goodfish (Full Member 235 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

I can understand all the excitement about living in the United States now which was hard to understand when your born here, little do other countries care to know that each person here in the US can find at lease one thing they would change in our Government.

Komatex, what does any of this have to do with your trip to India?

I would need to adjust myself mentally to even go to India, and for sure I will not be staying as long as I had plan previously due to these stipulation concerning food.

The restrictions around imports of certain types of food and plant/animal products + limitations on other items to India, such as amount of cigarettes, is common to customs regulations in many, many other countries. What were you wanting to bring that you're not allowed to?

I really was not expecting toiletries to be on the list for things not allowed or even at minimal if you have to travel with it.

Other than perfume, there are no restrictions around most toiletries. There ARE limitations on the sizes/amount of toiletries you can pack in a bag you intend to bring into a plane's cabin with you. There are other items you are not allowed to bring in a carry-on at all.

https://www.iata.org/en/youandiata/travelers/baggage/
https://www.iata.org/en/youandiata/travelers/security/

[ Edit: Edited on 11 Apr 2021, 14:47 GMT by goodfish ]

5. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 2562 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

As Goodfish said, your post doesn't really relate to the information on the link I gave.

India's customs regulations are much the same as those for many, many countries including the USA which bans e.g. >Fresh, dried or canned meat or meat products, plants , seeds (incl. rice, soybeans and chickpeas), vegetables, fruits......< and >Dairy products and eggs from certain countries.<

https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/US-USA-customs-currency-airport-tax-regulations-details.htm#Import%20regulations

>I really was not expecting toiletries to be on the list for things not allowed or even at minimal if you have to travel with it.

But toiletries aren't on the list! They're not mentioned at all. Perhaps you misread or misunderstood 'eau de toilette', which is a sort of cologne? You simply have to put most of them in your hold baggage, as you are required to do when flying *anywhere*. The only constraint for India is >2 ounces of perfume and 1/4 liter of eau de toilette< which you surely cannot consider a problem?

By the way, there are supermarkets, shops and stores in India and it is possible to buy goods once you've arrived (including brands with which you are already familiar e.g. Nescafe instant coffee, Coke & Pepsi, McDonald's....)

[ Edit: Edited on 11 Apr 2021, 18:16 GMT by leics2 ]

6. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 3115 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Komatex

Perhaps you could mention what particular products are worried about. What you can carry into the seating area is regulated.

You are not going to take a bath on the plane so huge towels and big, giant bars of soap are not needed in the cabin. Neither are large containers of shampoo needed in the cabin area. Toothbrush and small size toothpaste no problem. Liquids are regulated, etc. I carry larger shampoo containers and larger can of shaving cream in my check-in bag. Also, my favorite peanut butter too. Check your airline website for their regulations for carry on and check-in luggage.

Edit. I also bring a Swiss Army Knife, butter knife, fork and spoon along with a Leatherman multi-tool knockoff. I have had to fix luggage, shoes and whatever over the years. Also needle and thread too. But in the check-in bag!

So, what in particular are you worried most about? Do you intend to bring a huge quantity stuff to re-sell in India? Like mentioned in the previous post, there are supermarkets and lots of small stores you can make purchases at.

https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/travel/tsa-security-guidelines.html

[ Edit: Edited on 11 Apr 2021, 18:33 GMT by karazyal ]

7. Posted by goodfish (Full Member 235 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

There ARE limitations on the sizes/amount of toiletries you can pack in a bag you intend to bring into a plane's cabin with you.

To clarify this previous statement, the size limitations apply if you are not checking a bag, intending to pack everything in a carry-on.

8. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 2562 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

>There ARE limitations on the sizes/amount of toiletries you can pack in a bag you intend to bring into a plane's cabin with you.

And just to underline the point.....

.......that restriction applies to all, or almost all, airlines flying to all, or almost all, countries. It's a security rule rather than an airline-specific rule and applies to all liquids/gels, not just toiletries.

[ Edit: Edited on 11 Apr 2021, 19:05 GMT by leics2 ]

9. Posted by Komatex (Inactive 5 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

To leics2,

Yes I did misunderstood 'eau de toilette', for toiletries

Thanks for clearing that up, thanks so much.

10. Posted by Komatex (Inactive 5 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

goodfish

It has nothing to do with my trip.just thinking about a friend of mine who lives in India always talking about living in the US and I'm always saying I would love to live outside the US; but its up and down wherever you live.

When I was writing this, that where my mind was.

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