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Can you bring it in?

​A guide to what you can and can't bring in to the country​​​​​​.​ When you’re travelling overseas​ or importing items, you need to know that some items can’t be brought back with you and for others you need to get permission.



Top items

There are a few items that we come across, or get asked about often. Some of them are allowed, some are not, and some require you to get a permit before bringing them in. Even if an item is allowed, there might be some caveats. Here are some of the common ones:


 
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Fresh fruit

Apples, mandarins, oranges, and other fresh fruit, etc.

 
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Duty free items

Alchohol, tobacco and general goods.

 
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Prescription medicines

You can bring in medicines for personal use, but there are restrictions.

 
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Homemade food

Meals, cakes or anything you made yourself can generally not come.