Produce and plants on domestic flights

Food and Agriculture

USDA restricts or prohibits the movement of certain fruits, vegetables, plants and other items within the U.S. to prevent the spread of plant and animal pests and diseases that can be in (or on) plants, animals, fruits and souvenirs carried by travelers.

Before you bring any regulated items, you should first determine if they meet the entry or exit requirements. To do this, you can check with your state's department of agriculture. They should maintain a summary of current regulations affecting the movement of agricultural items from state to state.

U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) provides information about import requirements and permits for plants, plant parts, fruits, vegetables, and other agricultural items.

For more information please visit the US Department of Agriculture's website

For International inquiries please call: 1-877-770-5990 (plants/plant parts import requirements and permits)

This includes all:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Plants and plant products
  • Meat and meat products
  • Animals, Birds, Eggs

Restrictions are subject to change regularly. For further information on agricultural quarantines, please contact either the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) or your state's department of agriculture.

Please note: Commercially canned and thoroughly cooked foods are permitted.

 For a list of approved items for flights from Puerto Rico, including fruits and vegetables contact the USDA (see link above).

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