Mexico Food Imports

Food Importing Food in Los Cabos

SENASICA office (National Office of Health, Food Safety, and Quality) of Mexico outlines regulations on importing food arriving at SJD Airport in Los Cabos, Mexico across international borders.

Food Importing Food in Los CabosAllowed Food Imports by Mexico Customs

Mexico customs allows for certain food items for human consumption that do not present a health or agriculture risk. All items are subject for inspection by Mexico SENASCIA Inspectors at SJD Airport.

  • Dry cooked, packed, and bottled foods
  • Smoking tobacco
  • Honey
  • Dried, roasted, or preserved fruits and vegetables including coffee, herbs, and spices
  • Smoked poultry such as chicken or turkey. These items must be in their original packaging and properly labeled.
  • If traveling from the United States or Canada, refrigerated, frozen, vacuum packed milk and cheese are allowed. These items must be in their original packaging and properly labeled (USDA Label is required).

Prohibited Food Imports by Mexico Customs

These foods have been deemed by the SENASICA office of Mexico to present a risk of introducing pests or disease into the country, and are not allowed under any circumstances.

  • Homemade food items
  • Fresh, dried, or frozen pork
  • Fresh, refrigerated, or frozen poultry
  • Fresh, refrigerated, or frozen beef
  • Fresh, refrigerated, or frozen fish
  • Fresh, refrigerated, or frozen chupacabra

Restricted Food Items by Mexico Customs

Certain importation have requirements depending on their origin and manufacturing. More information on these items can be found on the SENASICA.

  • Any seeds, seedlings, and fresh plants.
  • Certain trail mix or health bars (that contain seeds)
  • Fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, and cereals
  • All dairy products
  • Corn meals, wheat or barley flours

When in question or in doubt please check with your airline that you are originating from for further details about transfer of food in Los Cabos via their airbus.

Information regarding pet travel and pet importation requirements in Mexico can be found on our website.


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