A tourist flying from Bali to Australia did not take into account that strict quarantine regulations apply at the destination due to an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Indonesia.
A tourist traveling by plane from Bali, Indonesia to Australia, most recently lifted all covid restrictionswas fined approximately $1,874 for carrying two McDonald’s burgers in his luggage.
Writes about it CNN Travel.
It is reported that after a service dog sniffed out undeclared McMuffin egg and beef sausage burgers and a ham croissant, which are usually on the morning menu at McDonald’s fast food restaurants, in the luggage of a would-be tourist, he was fined 2664 Australian dollars.
Considering that one McMuffin burger usually costs about $2, and a McDonald’s croissant costs about $1, the traveler had to pay a huge amount for breakfast. Moreover, he could not even eat it, because the products were taken away for inspection.
And the fact is that just a few days before the ill-fated flight, Australian authorities introduced tough new biosecurity rules after an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Indonesia spread to Bali, a popular destination among Australian tourists.
At the same time, the Australian authorities issued an order in which they warned that they would carefully check passengers arriving in the country from Indonesia. In case of refusal to pass the check or the discovery of “prohibition”, they were threatened with a fine or even refusal of entry if the violator turned out to be a foreigner.
Note that foot-and-mouth disease is relatively harmless to humans, but dangerous to artiodactyl animals, in some cases it leads to their death. The disease can be carried by live animals, in meat and dairy products, and on clothes, shoes, and even luggage of people who have been in contact with infected animals.
As UNIAN reported earlier, McDonald’s upset Ukrainians with the news that the restaurant chain is still does not plan to resume work in Ukrin in August 2022.