Customs and quarantine
Australia is safe for its rules and for the scrupulous checks done once landed in this country.
Obviously to enter Australia you need a visa depending on the purpose of your trip.
Once the passport is shown, the controllers will automatically know, based on the data they will be provided with their computer, which Visa is in possession of.
Before landing on this territory, you will be asked to fill out a form called "passenger card", a real document on which to write your country of origin, what you transport to Australia, the number of cigarettes or grams of tobacco that contains, is a sum of cash that exceeds 10,000 Australian dollars and many other questions.
Declare everything you carry, even if you realize that it could not enter Australia, even if it is a small snack for which you are not sure.
If you do not state what would be illegal to import into Australia or write false statements on the passenger card, you risk:
- a fine to be paid locally of about 340 AUD;
- a complaint;
- 10 years in prison.
If instead you declare everything, you will not run any risk and obviously they will retain what you cannot take with you.
Items prohibited or subject to restrictions
The checks are meticulous. It is absolutely forbidden to import:
- fresh food;
- any remaining food consumed on the plane;
- contaminated objects dirty with mud or clay;
- Animals (except domestic ones, which however must have vaccinations, filter and particular visas)
As for alcohol and cigarettes, if you are over 18, you can import up to a maximum of:
- 2.250 ml of alcohol;
- 50 cigarettes or 50 grams of tobacco;
- A pack of cigarettes already opened containing 25 cigarettes or less.
Medicines must absolutely be declared upon arrival, unless it is paracetamol (tachipirina) or aspirin (in this case DO NOT announce declare them). Any other type of drug will be subject to recipes and recipe recipes or to the doctor's letter as explained in English.
It must be said, in fact, that there are many valences that are examined by qualified X-ray people, dogs trained to sniff illegal substances (gunpowder, foods that cannot be imported, drugs, etc.) and the passengers who are subjected to interrogators.
There are no vaccinations, unless you have seen in the 6 days prior to your arrival, a place where yellow fever is present.
This is not to damage an already delicate ecosystem, such as the Australian one.
Before departure it is always advisable to double check the government website, in case of news, peculiarities and changes to the regulation.