Traveling to Florida — What you need to know

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If you are looking to travel to Florida for a quick trip to the breezy beaches or thrilling theme parks, visit family and friends, or coming to stay permanently, here are some tips to follow to ensure you have an enjoyable and safe experience benefiting both you and all of Florida’s residents, agriculture and natural resources.

Certificate of Inspection

If you are planning to travel with household plants, make sure to get a certificate of inspection from the Division of Plant Industry. This permit includes all plants entering the state. For more information on how to obtain a permit, call the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry helpline at 1-888-397-1517. Remember, sugarcane and citrus plants are strictly prohibited.

High Season


Would you like to avoid the crowds? December through April are considered Florida’s high season, making it the most popular time to travel to the state. If possible, avoid traveling during the high season so you can enjoy Florida’s beauty all to yourself!


Before traveling, visit for up to date information on restrictions regarding what you can and cannot bring in and out of the country. When you travel, declare agricultural items, and remember, Don’t Pack a Pest!


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