Customs Regulations

Prohibited or restricted items

In the United States import of certain products without license is prohibited and they may be confiscated at your port-of-arrival. The products that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers prevent from entering the United States are those that would injure community health, public safety, American workers, children, or domestic plant and animal life, or those that would defeat national interests of the United States.

Bringing pets to the U.S.

If you plan to take your pet abroad or import one on your return, please review the information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website regarding bringing an animal into the United States. You should also check with state, county and local authorities to learn if their restrictions and prohibitions on pets are stricter than federal requirements.

Bringing a dog into the United States

Bringing a cat into the United States