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Packed food from India to Sydney and internal flights in Aus

Packed food from India to Sydney and internal flights in Aus

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Sydney, Australia
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1. Re: Packed food from India to Sydney and internal flights in Aus

Home made breads - almost certainly not.

Other items, commercially packaged and labelled - possibly - but why? It's a long time since any anyone has starved in Australia for want of Indian food. All those items are available here.

Madeira, Portugal
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2. Re: Packed food from India to Sydney and internal flights in Aus

All the info is on their website

agriculture.gov.au/travelling/arriving-in-au…

>>F'oods that are prohibited unless accompanied by a valid Import Permit include beans, peas, cereal seeds, eggs, fresh fruit and vegetables, uncanned meat and all pork products, milk, popping corn, raw unroasted nuts, whole salmon and trout.<<

Canberra, Australia
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3. Re: Packed food from India to Sydney and internal flights in Aus

Homemade bread, unlikely - declare it at customs and see.

The other stuff - WHY? We have Nestle Maggi noodle cups (I know, I ate one yesterday). We have Oreos. We have wafers and chips. If you can't find what you like in the big supermarkets there are also dozens upon dozens of Indian supermarkets here. Indian food is everywhere, we love it. Maybe you could try some local cuisine as well. Seems a waste to come all this way and not try the food.

Sydney, Australia
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4. Re: Packed food from India to Sydney and internal flights in Aus

Last time I looked, noodles were 10 cents a cup. Why bother?

South Pacific
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for Hobart, Tasmania
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30,924 posts
77 reviews
5. Re: Packed food from India to Sydney and internal flights in Aus

You will need to take food if you travel on Tiger or Jetstar.

Canberra, Australia
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6. Re: Packed food from India to Sydney and internal flights in Aus

#5 - if they're going from Sydney-Gold Coast and Gold Coast-Melbourne, no, they won't. Those are like hour-to-hour-and-a-half long hops. Food not required.

Brussels, Belgium
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7. Re: Packed food from India to Sydney and internal flights in Aus

You must declare ALL foodstuffs on entry into Australia, even if most of those in commercial tins and packets are allowed - but Maggi, Nestlé and Oreo are NOT Indian brands, you will find these worldwide! Fresh or home-made food, you cannot take in.

I have seen Indian tourists having trouble at Australian Customs because they hadn't declared all foodstuffs, apparently claiming that they didn't consider certain snack items as "food" (!). I suggest you make a list of food items as you pack them, and take the list on the plane with you so you have it to hand when you go through Customs (could avoid having your bags searched). Be aware that if you "forget" to declare anything you brought with you for EATING, you run the risk of having it confiscated and you may also be fined.

Canberra, Australia
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8. Re: Packed food from India to Sydney and internal flights in Aus

^The summary version of this is:

If it goes in your mouth, declare it.

If you have any doubts, DECLARE IT.

Just declare it.

London
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for Thirassia, Fira
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9. Re: Packed food from India to Sydney and internal flights in Aus

If it goes in your mouth, declare it.

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Which is why when I'm going to the likes of Australia (or New Zealand) I declare the likes of water and chewing gum.

I know the biosecurity officers aren't interested in those items, but they can be eaten or drunk. Therefore, they're declared and I'm sent on my way.

Sydney, Australia
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10. Re: Packed food from India to Sydney and internal flights in Aus

Numbers 7 & 8 are incorrect. The current requirements only state that certain foods need to be declared. A quick Google search will provide full details of the Incoming Passenger Arrival card.

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