South Korea Temporarily Bans PH Animal Products To Prevent the Spread of Infectious Disease
The Department of Foreign Affairs warned the Filipinos not to bring animal products to South Korea to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
On Saturday (August 17, 2019), DFA informed the Filipino travelers that bringing raw or processed animal products to South Korea is now prohibited. The ban is based on South Korea’s Contagious Animal Diseases Prevention Act.
South Korea’s act aims to prevent the spread of infectious diseases including the highly pathogenic avian influenza, African swine fever, foot, and mouth disease. Possession of banned items should immediately declare at the Korean authorities or quarantine personnel.
Here is the list of prohibited items:
- Raw Meat
- Processed Meat
- Dairy Products
- Pet Food
- Poultry Products
- Canned Meat
Travelers who will be caught carrying animal products without reporting it at the quarantine office of the port of entry would face corresponding charges and penalties. Offenders would be charged a fine of KRW 10,000,000 or about P428,571.
“All Filipinos entering South Korea as visitors, workers, or residents are advised to refrain from bringing restricted items in their hand-carried or checked-in luggage,” DFA said.
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