Tonga Quarantine has now lifted the ban of Passengers Accompanied fruit from New Zealand that was imposed since February 2015, after receiving an official letter yesterday from MPI (Ministry of Primary Industries) This ban was needed to protect Tonga’s Agriculture and Export industries, due to the discovery of a small population of Queensland fruit fly in February 2015 in Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand. Millions of Dollars was spent by New Zealand for the Queensland fruit fly eradication program, and now has claimed to be a fruit fly free country again since Friday 04 December 2015.
Tonga Quarantine Requirements are as attached below:
NEW ZEALAND FRUITS ONLY.
REQUIREMENTS for Accompanied by PASSENGER ONLY.
1 • ALL fruit must be declared upon arrival and will be inspected at the Quarantine Office at Fua’amotu airport.
2 • The passenger must show evidence that the fruit was purchased in New Zealand by providing an original receipt as proof of purchase.
3 • Accompanied fruits that were not purchased in New Zealandwill be destroyed.
4 • Consignment exceeding the 20 kg limit per adult passenger will be confiscated.
5 • Consignment purchased in New Zealand without proof of purchase will be confiscated.
6 • Plant Import Permits and Quarantine Entry will be issued at Fua’amotu Airport after Inspection of fruit.
List of fruits allowed from New Zealand
Name of Fruit Scientific Name
Apple (fresh fruit) Malus spp.
Avocado (fresh fruit) Persea americana
Balsam pear Momordica charantia
Blueberry Vaccinium spp.
Cape gooseberry Physalis peruviana
Cardoon Cynara cardunculus
Citrus (fresh fruit) Citrus spp.
Cranberry (fresh fruit) Vaccinium macrocarpon
Currant (fresh fruit) Ribe spp.
Feijoa (fresh fruit) Feijoa sellowiana
Grape (fresh fruit) Vitis spp.
Nashi fruit(fresh fruit) Pyrus pyrifolia
Olive Oleae uropea
Pear (fresh fruit) Pyrus communis
Nectarine (fresh fruit) Prunus persica
Kiwifruits (fresh fruit) Actinidia deliciosa
Pepino (pear melon ) Solanum muricatum
Persimmon (fresh fruit) Diospyros virginiana
Apricot (fresh fruit) Prunus armeniaca
Peach (fresh fruit) Prunus persica
Cherry (fresh fruit) Prunus spp.
Strawberry (fresh fruit) Fragaria ananassa
Cumquat (kumquat )(fresh fruit) Fortunella margarita
Lemon (fresh fruit) Citrus limon
Mandarin (fresh fruit) Citrus reticulata
Orange (fresh fruit) Citrus sinensis
Plum (fresh fruit) Purunus domestica
Satsuma mandarin(fresh fruit) Citrus reticulata
Citrus Seville orange (fresh) Citrus aurantium
Lychee (fresh fruit) Litchi chinensis
Nashi (fresh fruit) Pyrus spp.
Persimmon (fresh fruit) Diospyros khaki