A passenger did not eat her apple on a flight from Germany to Indonesia. On arrival, inspectors took the fruit away from her. She didn’t know why. The reason: import and export regulations apply when traveling, which can vary from country to country. These regulations govern which items you can and cannot take with you. It is important to find out about the specific rules of your destination country before you travel to avoid unpleasant surprises. Frequently regulated goods include food, plants, animals, alcohol and tobacco products. It is advisable to observe these regulations in order to avoid possible penalties or conflicts. Travel experts or airlines can provide information.
An overview of the import regulations into the European Union can be found here: https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/carry/meat-dairy-animal/index_de.htm
Flugzeuge am Stuttgarter Flughafen. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Mostafa Elyasian.