National Health Services of Mexico (SENASICA) has guidelines on what is allowed and what is prohibited to bring across the border. The following is an overview of those items. Detailed information can be found on the SENASICA website. Download SENASICA's PDF for more information on permitted and prohibited items.
Allowed imports may be brought in quantities for personal consumption if they are no risk of introducing a pest or disease. They are subject to inspection
Animal Products and By-Products for Human Consumption
Pasteurized or ultra-pasteurized liquid milk
Canned/packaged and labeled breastmilk substitute (infant formula)
Serrano ham or aged shoulders
Aged cured meats
Thermally processed poultry and pork cured meats packaged, labeled and sealed
Packaged and labeled dried beef
Turkey meats or smoked chicken
Canned bottled and labeled pate from any species
Wholly processed food preparations with meat content from any species (excluding ruminants) including any of the following consumables: eggs, honey and diary packaged and labeled products. For example: stuffed pasta, cheesecake, pates.
Natural bottled honey
Frozen or iced fresh fish in any presentation
Dried, freeze dried, cooked or smoked fish in any presentation
Canned or bottled fish, labelled, indicating the type of fish, expiration or preferred consumption date
Fish products in other presentations (sauce, dry bone, crusts, etc.)
Squid, octopus, winkles, sea cucumbers and oysters, fresh in any presentation, frozen or iced
Dried, freeze dried, cooked or smoked squid, octopus, winkles, sea cucumbers and oysters
Squid, octopus, winkles, sea cucumbers and oysters in any other presentation (sauce, crusts, etc.)
Dry, brined or smoked oysters
All cooked crustaceans in any presentation (whole, tail, legs, etc.)
Seafood products in any other presentations (sauce, condiments, dressings, crust, etc.)
Combined raw and/or cooked seafood combos (seafood meals)
Fresh dried and brined seaweeds in any presentation
Products for Animal Consumption
Dry and humid, packaged and labeled balanced foods. No ruminant origen content.
Packaged and labeled animal sourced treats. No ruminant origen content.
Prohibited imports are those at risk of introducing a pest or disease into Mexico and under no circumstances can be imported.
Vegetables, Their Products and By-Products
Land or Soil
Pots or items with Vegetable sourced content
Touristic entry of the below items
is strictly prohibited if the importer does not meet the requirements set forth on the SENASICA website: