Prevent Product From Being Checked-Out Outside Of US

Happy New Year! Here is a quick snippet of code to prevent a product from being bought at your store from outside of the US or any other country you specify. Very useful in some situations and we use it often at work to do just that, preventing someone buying the product outside of the US or Canada.

add_action( 'woocommerce_before_checkout_process', 'prevent_product_checkout_except_north_america' );
function prevent_product_checkout_except_north_america() {

    // Product in Question
    $product_id = 563441;

    // The card doesn't have items that need shipping
    if( ! WC()->cart->needs_shipping() ) {

    // Is the product even in the cart?
    $product_signature = WC()->cart->generate_cart_id( $product_id );
    if( ! WC()->cart->find_product_in_cart( $product_signature ) ) {

    $eligible_shipping_countries = array( 'US', 'CA' );
    $shipping_country = isset( $_POST['shipping_country'] ) ? $_POST['shipping_country'] : $_POST['billing_country'];

    if( ! in_array( $shipping_country, $eligible_shipping_countries ) ) {
        wc_add_notice( 'Only customers from the US or Canada are eligible for this offer.', 'error' );

That’s it!

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