September 21, 2021

 

Peru bans travelers from bringing in pork products

 


Peru's National Agricultural Health Service (SENASA) has prohibited the entry of pork products into the country - a sanitary measure to keep the country free of African swine fever (ASF).

 

As such, passengers and crew members traveling through airports, seaports or border control posts will not be allowed to carry sausages, hams and meat preparations, among other goods from any country, in their luggage.

 

The entry of luggage containing ingredients of porcine origin represents a high risk for the introduction of ASF. For this reason, the agricultural health authority has reinforced control actions at all entry points, and has been promoting information campaigns with the support of strategic allies.

 

- SENASA (Peru)