can i bring bird nest to canada

You may not be able to bring live birds, bird products and by-products from states affected by Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza into Canada. As the updates are ongoing, check here for the latest information: Information for travellers: Restrictions on poultry and birds from the United States

Before bringing food into Canada

There might be limitations on what you can bring into Canada for personal use. These limitations change based on the item, the nation from which it is imported, and the Canadian province you are transporting it to.

Refer to: to find out if the product is admissible into Canada, what restrictions apply, and whether you need to get documents before bringing the product into Canada.

The Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) should be consulted if your food is not included in these tables.

If a document is required, like a permit, the item cannot be brought into Canada without it. To determine what documents you require, use AIRS or get in touch with the National Center of Permissions.

When entering Canada, visitors are allowed to bring food for their own consumption as long as it is imported within the Safe Food for Canadian Regulations’ personal exemption limits and there are no other federal laws restricting it, such as the Plant Protection Act or the Health of Animals Act.

If you are bringing food into Canada for personal use, either as a traveler or through an online purchase, you qualify for the following exemption:

  • The food is not intended for commercial use; it is only for personal use.
  • the amount of food you are importing into Canada does not surpass the restrictions stated in Tables 1 and 2 of the document Maximum Quantity Limits for Personal Use Exemption, which was created by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Other duties and taxes may apply to imported foods. Find out more about the laws around bringing personal goods into Canada.

If you were unable to find what you were looking for, you can try the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS).

If you were unable to find what you were looking for, you can try the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS).

As of September 28, 2022, commercial dogs at high-risk for dog rabies to be stopped from entering Canada

From this date until further notice, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency will not issue import permits for commercial dogs from countries at high-risk for dog rabies. The CBSA will deny such dogs entry to Canada.

For more information: Notice to industry

The requirements for all food, plants, animals, and related products entering or leaving the country are set by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). These regulations are enforced at the border in both the traveler and commercial streams across all modes by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

Requirements for food, plant, and animal products when traveling, as well as tips for supporting Canada’s ecosystems

Violation rates, warnings and how to make payments.

Products and common mistakes.

Import and travel requirements, service dogs, exotic pets.

Details about invasive species and the paths they take, including quagga mussels, firewood, wood packaging material, Asian carps, and zebras

Commercial imports, exports, Safe Food Canadians (SFC) licence, contacts.

Inspection types and of associated fees.

Guides, legislation and more.


What is not allowed to bring into Canada?

Restricted/prohibited goods Firearms and weapons: You must declare all weapons and firearms at the CBSA port of entry when you enter Canada. Food, plants, animals and related products: All food, plants, animals, and related products must be declared. Food can carry disease, such as E. coli.

Can I bring birds to Canada?

The birds must be accompanied by the owner (the person to whom they personally belong) for entry into Canada. The birds must be quarantined upon arrival in Canada. During the quarantine period, a minimum of 45 days, it is recommended that owners treat their birds for psittacosis (ornithosis).

Can I bring US eggs into Canada?

As of March 15, 2023, retail packaged poultry products for human consumption that are clearly labelled as a “Product of the USA” are acceptable for import from any U.S. state, regardless of outbreak status. Some examples of these products include: Raw table eggs.

What food do you need to declare at Customs Canada?

You are required by law to declare all food, plant and animal products you bring with you into Canada. For instance, you must declare: live animals and animal products, such as cooked or raw meats, hides, skins, trophies, milk, fat, butter, cheese, eggs, fish, seafood.