Individuals traveling to the United States or to other international destinations from the Dominican Republic should not travel with pork products due to the country’s ongoing African Swine Fever outbreak. Products such as chicharrón, longaniza, jamón, salami, jamoneta, and sancocho should not be taken on international trips. Individuals who travel to the United States with pork products purchased in the Dominican Republic can be subject to a $300 fine. The seizure of the pork-derived product can also cause unnecessary delays in travelers’ trips, which is why individuals are highly discouraged from traveling internationally with these products. While ASF is not a threat to human health and cannot be transmitted from pigs to humans, it’s important that we all do our part in preventing the spread of ASF by not traveling with it internationally.
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