Private individuals

Plants and parts of plants brought in from abroad may be contaminated with dangerous diseases and pests. Healthy cultivated and wild plants supply us with food and oxygen, protect against natural hazards, contribute to biodiversity and provide other vital services. For this reason, domestic and international movements of plant material are subject to legal restrictions.

On the following pages, you can find out what goods you, as a private individual, are allowed to transport from one country to another, and under what conditions. 

Frequently asked questions related to the import and export of plant products.

Last modification 19.09.2023

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