When planning a trip to Australia, it is essential to be aware of the food restrictions in place. All food items brought into the country must be declared on your incoming passenger card if you are arriving by plane, or on packages sent by mail. Biosafety officers may need to inspect some of the food you carry with you. In addition, Australia is free from canine rabies, but other wild species may still carry the virus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people who work directly with wildlife get vaccinated against rabies before traveling. This includes veterinarians, animal handlers, field biologists, or laboratory workers who work with specimens of mammalian species. It is important to be aware of the food restrictions when visiting Australia and to take the necessary precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. To avoid any issues, make sure to declare all food items on your incoming passenger card or packages sent by mail.
Additionally, if you are working directly with wildlife, it is recommended that you get vaccinated against rabies before traveling.