CBSA travel tips for Lunar New Year

From: Canada Border Services Agency

Certain food products and delicacies from other countries may not be permitted in Canada. In 2019, border services officers seized prohibited goods from Asia including:

· bird’s nest

· pig snouts and tail

· rabbit meat

· Asian giant hornet’s nest

· Chinese sausage

· duck gizzards

· chicken legs

· deer pizzle

· infested wooden statues

· raw beef

· lamb

· bushmeat

· live birds

· plants with soil

· wood cuttings

· cherry tree blossoms

· bamboo or willow branches and other foliage

The CBSA strongly recommends that you consult the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website before bringing any food, plant, and animal products into Canada.

“Have you been to Wuhan, China in the past 14 days?”

Out of an abundance of caution and to mitigate the risk of introduction of the novel coronavirus into Canada, in the coming days, all international travellers arriving at the Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver international airports will be asked an additional screening question to help identify those who may have visited Wuhan.

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