Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
The shipping or mailing of most fresh fruits and vegetables from Hawaii directly or through Alaska or Guam to the continental United States is prohibited due to the risk of introducing certain invasive plant pests and diseases. Fresh pineapple and coconut are permitted after inspection. Fresh papaya, abiu, atemoya, banana, curry leaf, dragon fruit, longan, lychee, mangosteen, rambutan, starfruit, and sweet potato are permitted, but must be treated at a USDA-approved facility and packed in boxes that are properly marked and stamped. Shipping or mailing processed fruits and vegetables is permissible. Processing methods include cooking, drying, or freezing. If freezing, all fruits must be frozen solid at the time of inspection. Frozen mango must be without seeds. Please contact APHIS for more information about approved processing methods. Telephone numbers for local APHIS offices in Hawaii are provided below.
Items From Hawaii Allowed Entry into the U.S. Mainland, Alaska, and Guam (after passing inspection):
* Note: These fruits must be treated at a USDA-approved facility and packed in boxes that are properly marked and stamped.
** Note: For certifying rooted plant material, contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.
Additional Items from Hawaii Allowed Entry into Guam:
Additional Items From Hawaii Allowed Entry into Alaska (not to be re-transported to the contiguous United States):
Items From Hawaii Not Allowed Entry into the U.S. Mainland and Alaska:
This information is subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, contact your local APHIS office:
For information on how to certify plants and cuttings, contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture: