OK to bring vanilla beans back from Madagascar?

I'm headed to Madagascar Tuesday and wondering if any of you know if there is likely to be a problem bringing back vanilla beans? I can't find anything on Agriculture's website and Googling hasn't turned up any advice, so I'm turning to you well-traveled foodies for help in case any of you have done this! Thanks.

  • Posted by: Diana B
  • October 5, 2014
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SKK
SKK October 5, 2014

When I bring spices and beans back from all my travels, I declare them. Never had a problem, always allowed in so far. But do declare them just in case there is some law change somewhere.

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Greenstuff October 6, 2014

I've brought vanilla back from Madagascar without problem. Hope it works for you.

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Panfusine October 6, 2014

I've brought in spices including Vanilla. As long as it isn't anything that will germinate, you should be OK.

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