Prohibited & Restricted Items

Restricted Items

Restricted goods are goods that require a specific permit in order to import them.

Liquor and Alcoholic Products


Pork and its by-products
Chemical and Chemical Products



Health certificate from an authorized veterinarian, satisfying that the animal is free from infections or contagious diseases is required.

Note: the import of dogs and dangerous animals are strictly prohibited. 

Firearms/Explosives/Weapons and Ammunition


Live Plants and Animals

All plants require a valid phytosanitary / sanitary certificate and must be inspected and approved by the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture.



A valid medical prescription issued by a registered medical practitioner is required for importation of controlled drugs (for personal use only)


Tobacco and Tobacco Products

All tobacco products must carry a health warning label as prescribed by the Ministry of Health.


Note: All passengers are eligible for import duty allowance upto a limit of 200 Cigarettes, 25 Cigars and 250g of tobacco.


Communication Equipment

Talkie-set, receiver and any other telecommunication equipment with radio frequency transmitting capacity exceeding 100 milliwatts should be inspected and approved by Communication Authority of Maldives.