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Hi everyone,

Im not sure what area this belongs in the forum, but I just had a question. My husband is coming from Egypt and wanted to bring Egyptian dates. I've been checking the USDA APHIS site but I dont see anything specifically regarding dates, for example Just from searching throughout VJ, it seems to vary what you can and cant bring.

And if you do bring it, do they fine you or can you just throw it away if its not permitted? Its not clear.

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I think it's more of fresh fruits bring bugs in thing so dried might be ok. I know we brought dried/candied fruits and it was allowed.

If you declare them you shouldn't get fined, if they say no but they will throw them away.

I'll see if I can find that info again.


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I think it's more of fresh fruits bring bugs in thing so dried might be ok. I know we brought dried/candied fruits and it was allowed.

If you declare them you shouldn't get fined, if they say no but they will throw them away.

I'll see if I can find that info again.

Dates do not appear to be listed as something that can be brought from Egypt. https://epermits.aphis.usda.gov/manual/index.cfm?NEW=1&REGION_ID=59&ACTION=countrySummCommPI

This is his first time entering the country and I know theyll go through everything. Its silly because if I had it in my bag, they wouldnt even search me!

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I was just looking at that list, I was reading it as a fresh produce list and dates aren't fresh. I'll keep looking.

Wow never thought it would be that hard to figure out dates

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I was just looking at that list, I was reading it as a fresh produce list and dates aren't fresh. I'll keep looking.

Thanks so much for your help. I even emailed them :) We'll see. I guess at worst, theyll just throw it away. I just dont want him to get fined for bringing it, even if he will dispose of it there. Dealing with that is the last thing he needs after 27 hours of traveling.

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Thanks so much for your help. I even emailed them :) We'll see. I guess at worst, theyll just throw it away. I just dont want him to get fined for bringing it, even if he will dispose of it there. Dealing with that is the last thing he needs after 27 hours of traveling.

Fines are only imposed for prohibited items that are found but not declared. If it's prohibited but declared, it will simply be taken away, no fine will be imposed.


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We brought fruit. I even brought a cheese I liked from there.My mother in law made pickled eggplant also.Even other things I just put them in the suitcase I checked in and when I arrived I wrote down what I had and went through agriculture inspection and I was good to go. Everything was package good. I forgot to put the eggplant in check in bag it was in a bag I had on the plane and nothing happen.Only thing when I arrived in Miami airport and was getting my luggage the dog kept on coming up to me because of the smell of garlic omg :crying::lol: Poor man next to me had to smell it all the was back to Miami :lol::P


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Hi everyone,

Im not sure what area this belongs in the forum, but I just had a question. My husband is coming from Egypt and wanted to bring Egyptian dates. I've been checking the USDA APHIS site but I dont see anything specifically regarding dates, for example Just from searching throughout VJ, it seems to vary what you can and cant bring.

And if you do bring it, do they fine you or can you just throw it away if its not permitted? Its not clear.

First off congratulations I'm so very happy you have your Visa and your husband will be with you soon. To answer your question yes your husband can take dates here is the link of everything he can take. Hard or semi hard chesses also. :)https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/82/~/travelers-bringing-food-into-the-u.s.-for-personal-use


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