Are there any restrictions on bringing food on a flight to Croatia? I'll be arriving saturday night, and my local shop probably won't be open on the sunday, so I'll need to bring food for 4 people. I was thinking tinned stuff, dried pasta, bread, fruit and milk.
I come from New Orleans and go to Croatia every summer and I bring a couple of Ice Chest full of seafood from Louisiana. I have never been stopped So bring what you want I think it will be ok
Why the h*ll would you bring frozen seafood all the way from the US when croatia has an abundance of FRESH seafood available everywhere? Totally wierd!! But, I agree, there seems to be nothing stopping you bringing any food you like into croatia. I enter with my camper van quite often i the summer and the only thing they question is cigaretes and alcohol.
I once brought a container of frozen/defrosting American southern-style pork barbecue from a certain favorite restaurant into Zagreb. I expect I wasn't supposed to since it was not at all tinned/packaged/etc but it certainly was not questioned or looked for. (bought it the night before my flight left, froze it 24 hours, packed it up frozen, but it defrosted some in the traveling, and did not give anyone botulism on reheating it in Zagreb.)
Where will you be arriving? I think the Sunday shop closing rules still allow for there to be one neighborhood food shop that can be open for each neighborhood and it still seems possible to buy food, bread, etc on a sunday morning at least in ZG.
I've just remembered I took two fresh (one day out of the River Tweed and frozen) salmon to Zagreb for Christmas - they were packed in a polystyrene box and put on my train at Berwick, adding to the already overweight luggage I had. No-one questioned what was in the box and they survived the journey (they were in better shape than me by the time I'd lugged them round!!) - no botulism for us either! Wouldn't do it again, though!
Post by Mark Cognevich on Apr 25, 2005 20:16:11 GMT 1
gavin I will tell you why I bring seafood from Louisiana to Croatia. I know Croatia has a lot of seafood but they are not the same. Shrimp in Louisiana and shrimp in Croatia are completely different. Louisiana has the best oysters in the world ( and yes I have eaten them from all over the world). Yes Croatia has crawfish but no one knows what to do with them and to catch enough to eat would take too long in Croatia. And where I live in Louisiana is a small town called Buras and here I go fishing every day and I catch a lot of fish so why not bring them over there to give to my family that lives there. You should know that the way fishing is in Croatia there is not a lot of big fish. SO I bring them. It does not cost me anything so I bring it.