Poland has made it clear that its ban on kava still stands, warning travellers not to bring the mild sedative into the country as they will be automatically jailed.
A promoter of Vanuatu and Vanuatu kava in Poland Dawid Chajman said kava was classified alongside hard drugs like cocaine in the eastern European country.
This is despite Poland being part of the European Union, a market where kava importation has recently resumed.
Mr Chajman said Poland banned kava separately from the EU in 2005.
He warned all travelers from Vanuatu and the Pacific entering Poland not to take any kava with them.