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Tourists Permitted to Bring Raw Meat to Iceland

Iceland will soon become a member of the European Food Safety Authority (ESFA), which permits people traveling to Iceland from Europe to bring raw meat and eggs with them, though the change won’t take effect until after two years.

It is currently prohibited to bring uncooked meat products to Iceland, including salami, which many consider not to be raw, reports.

According to Kári Gunnlaugsson, assistant department director of the Sudurnes customs, which is responsible for Keflavík airport, customs officials have confiscated five tons of meat products so far this year, about 1.7 tons of which is salami.

Gunnlaugsson said after the change there will still be limits on how much food people can have in their luggage, three kilos, which includes sweets.

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