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 To everyone traveling overseas or entering Japan

 

  Bringing animal products into Japan and/or taking out animal products from Japan

 

Bring animal products into Japan from overseas

Currently, there has been outbreaks of domestic animal infectious diseases in many countries. Therefore, bringing most meat products and animal products into Japan is prohibited.

Please be aware that bringing in above items illegally is subject to penalties.夏ポスター(英)

Please see here for the details.

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Pamphlet: To everyone traveling overseas or entering Japan(PDF:1,337KB)



Examples of item subject to animal quarantine

Raw meat
Beef jerky
Ham, Uncured ham Sausage, Salami
Raw meat Beef jerky Ham, Uncured ham Sausage, Salami
Bacon Coocked meat(Peking duck) Cooked meat(Gizzard) Meat bun
Bacon Cooked meat Meat bun
Jiaozi(including meat) Chicken leg Sandwich(including ham) Hamburger
Jiaozi
(including meat)
Chicken leg Sandwich
(including ham)
Hamburger


Items subject to animal quarantine

It applies to the following items derived from cloven-hoofed animals (such as cattle, pig, sheep, goat and deer), horse, poultry(*), dog, rabbit and bee.

*Poultry: Chicken, quail, pheasant, ostrich, guinea fowl, turkey, as well as duck, geese and other anseriformes.

  • Meat, organ
    Any type of meat / organ (such as raw, processed product, refrigerated, frozen, cooked, etc.) is subject to animal quarantine.
    Examples of processed products: Jerky, ham, sausages, bacon, meat buns, etc.
  • Egg (including eggshell)
  • Bone, fat, blood, skin, hair, feather, horn, hoof, tendon
    Finished products, such as leather bags and woolen sweaters, are excluded.
  • Raw milk, semen, fertilized egg, unfertilized egg, feces, urine
  • Straw, hay for feedcertain areas


Take out animal products from Japan

Items that have not undergone export quarantine inspection cannot be taken out of Japan, irrespective of quantity, purpose of use (personal use, for sale), means of transport (hand-luggage, cargo).

Please be aware that taking items out of the country illegally is subject to penalties.

Please see here for the details.

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Be careful when taking meat products out of Japan! (Exports and souvenirs)(PDF:1,290KB)



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