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U.S. authorities issue Sukkot advisories & link to information from the MK for travelers to the United States from Canada

October 2, 2017 from the jta and Agudath-Israel:

“TSA’s screening procedures do not prohibit the carrying of the four plants used during Sukkot – a palm branch, myrtle twigs, willow twigs, and a citron – in airports, through or security checkpoints, or on airplanes.”
TSA Notice

"U.S. Customs and Border Protection also noted that the four species were allowed entry, but noted a number of restrictions subject to inspection."
“Travelers will be asked to open the container with the ethrog and unwrap it,” its advisory stated. “The agriculture specialist will inspect the ethrog. If either insect stings or pests are found, the ethrog will be prohibited from entering the United States. If neither is found, the traveler will be allowed to rewrap and re-box the ethrog for entry into the United States.”
Twigs of willow from Europe are banned, it continued, and any sign of pests or disease will mean confiscation of the product.
US Customes and Border Patrol Notice

Jewish Community Council of Montreal informtion on traveling with lulav and esrog to the United States is here

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