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Iran customs regulations

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

Import regulations in Iran

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

One of the following:

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

Other Goods

  • 1kg sealed caviar purchased from Shilat within the airport.
  • Personal jewellery, one camera, one non-professional video camera, one eye camera, one portable music instrument, one radio and portable music player, one laptop, first aid box, one tent for camping and related tools, and sports equipment.

Cash limit

  • The import of local currency is limited to IRR500,000.

Prohibited items

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

  • Alcoholic drinks.
  • Narcotic drugs.
  • Gambling devices.
  • Weapons, ammunition, and explosives.
  • Counterfeit goods.
  • Magazines, publications, photos, and other media which are against the religious and national dignity of Iran.
  • Any type of writings against the official religion of Iran,
  • Any type of writings against the discipline and public purity of Iran.

Restricted items

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

  • Domestic animals and birds require a hygiene certificate from their country of origin and approval from the veterinary organisation of Iran.
  • Wild animals and birds require a certificate from the Iran Department of Environment.
  • Live fish require a permit from the Ministry of Agricultural Jihad.
  • Telecommunication goods require a Telecommunication and IT Ministry permit.
  • Plants and seeds require a permit of plant quarantine.
  • Medicines are allowed only for personal use. Any further amount requires a permit from the Ministry of Hygiene and payment of import duties and taxes.

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