Customs Allowances

Bahrain

Overview

The following goods may be imported into Bahrain by travellers over 18 years of age without incurring customs duty:

• 400 cigarettes, 50 cigars and 250g of tobacco in opened packets.
• 1L of alcoholic beverages and six cans of beer (non-Muslim passengers only).
• 8 oz of perfume.
• Gifts up to the value of BHD250 (approximately US$660).

Banned Imports

Prohibited imports include narcotics, indian paan and derivatives, used and reconditioned tyres, cultured pearls, advertisements for cigarettes, radio-controlled model aircraft, children's toy guns, goods of Israeli origin, publications that contradict Islamic teachings, asbestos, raw ivory/ ivory articles and rhinoceros horn, and live swine and ivory.

Restricted imports requiring authorisation include animals, animal products, plants, fruit and vegetables, firearms and ammunition, radioactive chemicals and active isotopes,films and publications, and telecommunications equipment.

Banned Exports

Prohibited exports include fuel, flour, red meat and fresh chicken bearing the trademark 'Delmon'.

Restricted exports requiring authorisation include palm tree seedlings and antiquities.

 
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