Taking infant formula overseas
You can only take infant formula out of New Zealand in your checked or hand luggage if it is for your personal use (for example, your own infant’s use), a gift, or another non-commercial use. You cannot take infant formula overseas if you are planning to sell it.
Like anything you take overseas, infant formula will be subject to your destination country’s customs and quarantine requirements. Some countries have limitations on the quantity of infant formula you can bring in.
To find out more
To find out what food you can or can’t take to another country you should:
- visit their 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 infant formula overseas
Different rules apply if you are sending infant formula. There are export requirements you must meet if you want to send infant formula overseas by post, courier, or freight by ship or air. This is true even if you’re sending it to your family or friends.