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Import of products of animal origin to EU

Since food products of animal origin may be a source of pathogens causing infectious animal diseases, and travellers may unintentionally import the pathogenic agents, passengers are prohibited to import meat and meat products, milk and dairy products into the European Union.

In several regions of Belarus and Russia there have been registered outbreaks of African swine fever – a dangerous, highly contagious viral disease that affects species of the pig genus. If the infection has been discovered in an animal stall, all the flock must be exterminated, therefore this infection causes large economic loss for the animal keepers.
If you carry these prohibited food products in your baggage, upon arriving in the territory of the European Union, please hand them over to the Customs officers for disposal.

Importing prohibited items can result in a fine or criminal liability!

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!