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Haiti customs regulations

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

Import regulations in Haiti

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

Restricted to travellers 16 years and over. One of the following:

  • 200 cigarettes;
  • 100 cigarillos;
  • 50 cigars;
  • or 250 grams of loose tobacco.

Bringing alcohol

  • 1.5 litres of alcohol;
  • Restricted to travellers 16 years and over.

Other goods

  • 50mL perfume and 250mL litre eau de toilette.
  • 500g coffee or 200g coffee extracts and essence.
  • 100g tea or 50g tea extracts and essence.
  • Other goods up to a value of HTG2500 for travellers 16 years and over.

Prohibited items

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

  • Animals and goods coming from contaminated countries under the conditions laid down by the sanitary, veterinary, and phytosanitary legislation of Haiti.
  • Weapons of war, parts, and ammunition.
  • Writings, printed mater, drawings, and other media pornographic in nature or contrary to good morals.
  • Toxic wastes.
  • Products not made in Haiti bearing a Haitian trademark.
  • Products whose country of origin is not apparent.

Restricted items

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

Information has been updated: .