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Agricultural Items from Puerto Rico Allowed into the Mainland (after inspection)

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Allium spp. (includes onion, garlic, and chives)
Amaranth, Amaranthus spp. (leaf, stem)
Anise
Annona spp. (leaf)
Arracacia xanthorrhiza
Arrowroot
Artichoke, Jerusalem
Asparagus
Avocado
Balsam apple
Bamboo shoots
Banana (fruit, leaf without stalk or midrib)
Basil
Bay leaves, laurel
Beans, shelled (faba, lima, string)
Beans, in pods (faba, lima, string)—have geographic restrictions. For more information, please contact USDA's offices using the telephone numbers listed below.
Beet
Bitter melon
Brassica oleracea (includes cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, and collards)
Breadfruit, Artocarpus spp.
Breadnut
Cacao bean pod
Cannonball fruit
Cantaloupe
Carrot
Cassava
Celery
Chamomile, Anthemis spp.
Chayote
Chervil
Chickory
Chinese waternut
Chrysanthemum spp. (leaf, stem)
Cilantro
Citrus, fresh fruit (grapefruit, orange, lemon, lime)
Coconut (without husk)
Collard
Corn (on the cob only)
Cornsalad, Vallerianella spp.
Cucumber (includes Angola cucumber, Sicania odorata)
Cyperus corn
Dandelion greens (leaf, stem)
Dasheen, Colocasia, Caladium spp., and Xanthosoma spp.
Eggs
Eggplant
Endive
Ethrog (fruit)
False coriander
Fennel
Flowers (fresh, cut, or dried)
Genip
Ginger root
Gourd
Guava (leaf)
Herbs (dried or cured)
Honeydew melon
Horseradish, Armoracia spp.
Indigo, Indigofera spp.
Insects (dried or preserved)
Jackfruit
Kale
Kudzu—If not seed, tuberous roots, or stems with node (must not be capable of propagation).
Lambsquarter
Lemongrass, Cymbopogon citratus
Leren
Lettuce
Lily bulb, edible
Lotus root
Maguey
Mangosteen
Marjoram, Origanum spp. (leaf, stem)
Mint, Mentha spp.
Mushrooms
Mustard greens
Oregano, Origanum spp. (leaf, stem)
Palm heart
Papaya
Parsley
Parsnip
Pepper
Peas, Pisum sativum (in pod or shelled)
Pet birds—Entry requirements vary depending on the origin of the bird. Please consult USDA-APHIS' Program Aid No. 1832, Importing a Pet Bird: Special Rules for Bringing Pet Birds of Non-U.S. Origin into the United States, ( http://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/animal_health/
content/printable_version/ipdnew.pdf) for details on the entry requirements for pet birds.
Pineapple
Plantain (fruit, leaf without stalk or midrib)
Plant cuttings and plants without soil
Pokeweek greens (leaf, stem)
Potato
Pumpkin
Purslane
Radish
Rhubarb
Rosemary (leaf)
Rutabaga
St. John's bread
Salsify
Savoy
Snail shells (if empty and thoroughly cleaned)
Sorrel, Rumex spp.
Spinach
Squash
Stinking-toe (pod)
Strawberry
Sweet potato (leaf only)
Swiss chard
Tamarind bean pods
Taro, Colocasia and Caladium spp.
Tarragon
Thyme
Tomato
Truffle
Turnip
Vegetable marrow
Water chestnut
Watercress
Watermelon
Yam, Dioscorea spp.
Yautia (tanier), Xanthosoma spp.

Note: Commercially canned and thoroughly cooked foods are permitted. All permissible agricultural products are subject to inspection.

Agricultural Items from Puerto Rico Not Allowed into the Mainland 

 
 

Cactus
Citrus and citrus-related plants
Citrus leaves (fresh)
Cotton, cotton cuttings
Fruits (fresh)—all fruits are prohibited except those on the preceding list
Handicrafts made from Palm fronds
Insects (live)
Pigeon Peas (fresh)
Plants in soil
Seed cotton and cottonseed
Snails (land)
Seeds or nuts (pulpy)
Soil
Sugarcane
Sweet potato
Vegetables (fresh)—all vegetables are prohibited except those on preceding list

Additional Information

 
 

Lists are subject to change. For more information, call the USDA office at the airport:

  • Aguadilla (787) 882-3515
  • Mayaguez (787) 831-3424, (787) 806-1090/1219
  • Ponce (787) 841-3135/3225
  • San Juan (787) 253-4638/4651/4652

 



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