Meat products

Frozen, fresh, or cooked meat

Examples: Frozen meat, fresh meat, fillet steak, black pudding, sausages.
Allowed if: It is commercially manufactured and packaged, in its original unopened packaging, has the country of manufacturer clearly stated on the packaging, and the meat and country comply with this list:

Type of meatCountry allowed from
Beef Australia, Canada, USA, European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Vanuatu, Japan
Kangaroo Australia
Possum Australia
Rabbit European Union, Switzerland, Norway
Lamb and mutton Australia, European Union, Switzerland, Norway
Goat Australia, European Union, Switzerland, Norway
Venison Australia, European Union, Switzerland, Norway
Extra tip:

Note, that canned meat, and cured meat other than pork have their own rules:

Do not bring poultry and pork, like chicken, duck, turkey, or pig

Weight limit:

3kg

Declare the item?

Yes

Inspection required?

Yes

 

Canned meat

Examples: Canned chicken
Allowed if: It is commercially manufactured and packaged, in its original unopened packaging, and does not require refrigeration.
Extra tips: Do not bring canned pork meat products
Weight limit: 2kg
Declare the item? Yes
Inspection required? Yes

 

Pork crackling

Examples: Pork crackling, scratchings
  Not allowed to be brought to New Zealand

 

Cured Meat - pork & chicken

Examples: Salami, dried ham, iberian jamon, chicken jerky
  Not allowed to be brought to New Zealand

 

Pork, all products

Examples: Salami, dried ham, iberian jamon, pork crackling, scratchings
  Not allowed to be brought to New Zealand

Cured meat other than pork & chicken

Examples

Turkey Jerky, beef biltong, bresaola, venison salami, biltong

Allowed if:

It is commercially manufactured and packaged, in its original unopened packaging, has the country of manufacturer clearly stated on the packaging, meets the weight limits within below list, any extra requirements within below list and the meat and country are within the below lists:


Type

Weight limit & Extra Requirements

 

Beef

 

  • Australia, Canada, USA, EU, Switzerland, Norway, Vanuatu, Japan

3kg

  • Or Foot & Mouth free country

1kg, does not require refrigeration

Kangaroo/Possum

 

  • Australia

3kg

Rabbit

 

  • EU, Switzerland, Norway

3kg

Lamb/Mutton/Goat/Venison

 

  • Australia, EU, Switzerland, Norway

3kg

  • Or Foot & Mouth free country

1kg, does not require refrigeration

Elk/Camel

 

  • Foot & Mouth free country

1kg, does not require refrigeration

Poultry (excluding chicken)

 

  • Any country

1kg, does not require refrigeration

Alligator/Crocodile

 

  • Australia, USA

3kg, does not require refrigeration

Foot & Mouth free countries:

A

Albania, Australia, Austria

B

Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria

C

Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Rep.

D

Denmark, Dominican Republic

E

El Salvador, Estonia

F

Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France

G

Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana

H

Haiti, Honduras, Hungary

I

Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy

J

Japan

L

Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg

M

Madagascar, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro

N

Netherlands (The), New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway

P

Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal

R

Romania

S

San Marina, Serbia (excluding Kosovo), Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland

U

Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Uruguay

V

Vanuatu

Extra tips:

Do not bring any cured meat from any country not listed.
Do not bring any cured pork, chicken, and any other meat not listed.
If your cured meat product is a mixture of different meats, you must meet all the requirements for each type of meat. If in doubt, do not bring the product.
Some cured meat items can contain endangered species and may be prohibited.

Declare Items:

Yes

Inspection:

Yes

 

Vegan meat substitute

Example: Tofu
Allowed if: It is cooked or preserved, and it does not contain jackfruit or breadfruit.
Extra tip: It's advisable to have manufacturer information on the product's label.
Weight limit: None
Declare the item? Yes
Inspection required? Yes

New Zealand meat and meat products

Allowed if: It was made in New Zealand, it is commercially manufactured and packaged, and in its original unopened packaging.
Extra tip: Do not bring New Zealand pork meat and pork meat products.
Weight limit: 20kg
Declare the item? Yes
Inspection required? Yes

Insect and arachnid products

Examples: Spider, cricket flour, cricket, salagubang
Allowed if: It is commercially manufactured and packaged, in its original unopened packaging, contain no living specimens, and does not require refrigeration.
Extra tip:

Some of these products are protected under a Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). They may require CITES documentation to be imported or may be prohibited.

Check the Department of Conservation website

Weight limit: 500g
Declare the item? Yes
Inspection required? Yes

Alligator and crocodile

Examples: Alligator meat, crocodile meat
Allowed if: It is from Australia or the USA, also must be commercially manufactured and packaged, in its original unopened packaging, has the country of manufacturer clearly stated on the packaging, and does not require refrigeration.
Extra tip:

Some of these products are protected under a Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). They may require CITES documentation to be imported or may be prohibited.

Check the Department of Conservation website

Weight limit: 3kg
Declare the item? Yes
Inspection required? Yes

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