Customs and phytosanitary
The carrying of currency, alcohol, tobacco, animals, perishable foodstuffs and products of animal or plant origin is strictly regulated. As an air carrier, Air Corsica would like to inform you of this regulation to help you to prepare for your trip and to avoid making serious errors.
Customs and phytosanitary regulations are specific to each country. Please inquire prior to departure, in particular with regards to carrying currency, alcohol, tobacco, animals, perishable foodstuffs and products of animal or plant origin. To do this, you can visit the website : www.douane.gouv.fr.
Prohibited import products
- Perishable goods : importation of perishable goods, such as food, plants, etc., is prohibited or strictly regulated, depending on the country. For more information, check with the destination and transit country’s Consular Services and Customs.
- Products of animal origin in the European Union : due to the risk of introducing disease, the importation of certain products of animal origin into European Union (EU) countries is subject to prohibitions or very strict procedures. Failure to declare the carrying of such items may result in a fine or criminal prosecution*. The carrying of wild animal meat is also strictly forbidden. Passengers violating this prohibition also face criminal sanctions*.
*According to Article L.237-3 of the French Rural and Maritime Fisheries Code.
Important: the import and export of counterfeit goods constitute a customs offence. The buyer risks fines of up to €300,000 and imprisonment for up to three years for the mere possession of a forgery. Health can also be compromised (counterfeit alcohols, perfumes and cosmetics), industrial heritage and French know-how can be jeopardised and organised criminal networks are financed.
The carrying of plants in Corsica
Since 11 May 2015, the carrying of certain plants is forbidden whatever their origin, by application of a Prefectoral Order dated 30 April 2015 pertaining to the prevention of the introduction of the bacteria Xylella fastidiosa in Corsica. The Xylella fastidiosa bacterium is a bacterium transmitted by insects that feed on plant sap. They attack 200 Mediterranean plant species. It is often fatal for the plants.
To combat the spread of the bacteriaXylella fastidiosa, the introduction of plants is now forbidden in Corsica. Controls are reinforced on arrival and any seized plants are destroyed. Increased vigilance by everyone is necessary to support Corsica’s protection against this disease: being cautious when buying and planting plants, and reporting any related suspicious activity.
To consult the Prefectoral Order and the list of specified plants in accordance with Article 1, please click the link below : http://www.corse-du-sud.gouv.fr