In the midst of a marked food crisis, with shortages in state markets and high (almost unattainable) prices on the black market, many Cuban relatives abroad had to help their loved ones on the island and others wondering how to bring hams and other sausages. .on the plane on his flight back to Cuba.
The time has come to pack the travel suitcase (or suitcases, in the plural, in the case of Cubans) and many are wondering: What requirements do I need to fulfill? Do I need any kind of special packaging? Should it be in a box? What safety measures should I follow to bring sausages on an airplane?
You can bring ham and sausages on the plane if you follow certain health regulations, mainly because countries ensure that certain types of diseases cannot enter from other countries.
For example, products must be labeled in an understandable language, such as Spanish, English, French, Italian or Portuguese. It must have the seal of the health authority of the country of origin or from countries with animal health requirements consistent with those of the island, such as Spain, Italy, the United States, Canada, etc.
How to bring ham and sausages to Cuba?
In the midst of the current situation, the Cuban government has decided to extend until December 31, 2023, that Cuban passengers can continue to bring food and toiletries without commercial purposes, without restrictions on quantity or value , and do not have to pay tariffs. . This is a temporary and extraordinary measure intended to alleviate the economic crisis, but which has spread.
Many Cubans heading to the island try to buy vacuum-sealed hams and sausages at the airport’s Duty Free shops and bring them as carry-on luggage, a companion inside the plane’s cabin. Some choose to bring larger legs on the plane belly or canned sausages.
Food to be imported into Cuba is included in different sections, and up to twenty-five (25) kilograms of miscellaneous items may enter, which may be imported as personal effects. The value of food will be part of the maximum allowed non-commercial import of various items.
Amount of food allowed in Cuba, according to Customs: Preserved foods of all types: 20 kilograms, provided that the total amount of all units does not exceed 20 Kg. quantity of all units does not exceed 5 Kg.
Sausages can be inspected by Customs and must be originally from Spain, Portugal, Italy, United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.