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Egypt customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Egypt to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Egypt 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 Egypt customs regulations.

Import regulations in Egypt

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

One of the following:

  • 200 grams of cigarettes;
  • 25 cigars;
  • or 200 grams of tobacco.

Bringing alcohol

  • 1 litre of alcohol.

Cash limit

  • Funds of US$10,000 (or its foreign equivalent) or more must be declared to the customs authorities.
  • A maximum of E€5000 may be brought into Egypt.

Other Goods

  • Personal goods, including jewellery, electronics, sports equipment, and musical instruments.
  • New goods up to a value of E€1500.
  • Medicines for personal use accompanied by a doctor's prescription.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Firearms and ammunition, as well as toys in the shape of firearms.
  • Explosives and fireworks.
  • Drugs.
  • Coral reefs.
  • The following plants and their derivative products: mangos, citrus fruits, palm trees, fruit seeds, cotton seeds, and soil.
  • Honey and its derivative products.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

  • Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits. For further information, please visit CITES.

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