Taking honey overseas
You can take honey out of New Zealand in your checked or hand luggage.
For international flights, there are restrictions on the amount of honey you are allowed in hand luggage if it was purchased before security screening. You should pack it in your checked luggage if it's more than 100ml or 100g and was purchased at a supermarket, for example.
Powders, liquids, aerosols, and gels in carry-on bags – Civil Aviation Authority
Like anything you take overseas, honey will be subject to your destination country’s customs and quarantine requirements. Some countries have limitations on the quantity of honey you can bring in. There may be greater restrictions if the honey is not in a commercially packed, unopened container.
To find out more
To find out more you should:
- visit the destination country’s appropriate government agency website, or
- contact the country’s embassy or representative in New Zealand.
Australia: Bringing or mailing goods to Australia
USA: Bringing food into the US
United Kingdom: Bringing food, animals or plants into the UK
European Union: What can you take with you?
Contact details for foreign representatives to New Zealand: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Sending honey overseas
Different rules apply if you are sending honey. There are export requirements you must meet if you want to send honey overseas by post, courier, or freight by ship or air. This is true even if it is for personal use or a gift.