Traveling with Your Musical Instrument and U.S. Government Regulations

The transportation of musical instruments made from specific types of plant and animal-derived materials may face restrictions or necessitate permission from international governing bodies such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Additionally, these regulations are also governed by national laws, including the U.S. Endangered Species Act, the African Elephant Conservation Act, and the Lacey Act. These laws aim to preserve and protect endangered species and prevent the illegal trade of protected plant and animal species in the global market. It’s crucial to be aware of these regulations before transporting musical instruments across borders to avoid potential penalties and consequences.