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Bahamas customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Bahamas to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Bahamas make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Bahamas customs regulations.

Import regulations in Bahamas

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

Restricted to travellers 18 years and over. One of the following:

  • 200 cigarettes;
  • 50 cigars;
  • or 1 pound of tobacco.

Bringing alcohol

  • 1 quart of spirits;
  • Restricted to travellers 18 years and over.

Other Goods

  • Goods for personal use to the value of US$100.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country

  • Clothing and yarn made wholly or partially of goat hair, with some exceptions.
  • Counterfeit currency.
  • Pirated or counterfeit goods.
  • Dredges capable of being used for sponging.
  • Indecent or obscene images, articles, and other media.
  • Infected animals or animal products.
  • Meat and food products which are unfit for human consumption.
  • Butter substitutes which are labelled as butter.
  • Sodium fluoraceate (1080).
  • Lysergic acid diethylamide and any related compounds.
  • Underwater guns other than Hawaiian Slings.
  • Goods manufactured in Kuwait or Iraq after 2 August 1990.

Restricted items

The following are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival

  • All pets are subject to importation requirements, and some may be prohibited. For further information, please contact the Department of Agriculture.
  • Firecrackers, other than those the Comptroller has deemed 'not dangerous'.
  • Spirits and wine unless imported as cargo and duly reported in aircraft or ships.
  • Trailers for living quarters or offices may only be imported with special authorisation by the Minister.
  • Mechanical coin-operated games require a valid licence under the Lotteries and Gaming Act.
  • Goods imported for the purpose of any business or money-making require a business license issued under the Business Licence Act.
  • Certain chemicals are restricted for entry.
  • For further information, please visit the Ministry of Finance Customs Department Prohibited and Restricted Imports and Exports.

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