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Kyrgyzstan customs regulations

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

Import regulations in Kyrgyzstan

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

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

  • 200 cigarettes;
  • 50 cigars;
  • 250 grams of tobacco;
  • or a combination of the above not exceeding 250 grams.

Bringing alcohol

  • 3 litres of any alcohol;
  • Restricted to travellers 18 years and over.

Other Goods

  • Goods for personal use, including toiletries, clothing, sports equipment, and musical instruments.
  • Medication for personal use must be accompanied by appropriate documentation, such as prescriptions.

Prohibited items

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

  • Weapons and ammunition.
  • Hazardous waste and toxic substances.
  • Special technical means intended for receipt of secret information.
  • Narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.

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.
  • Precious metals and stones.
  • Cultural property and items of historical value.
  • Rare collections and specimens of flora and fauna.
  • Printed matter, films, photos, and other media which contain official state secrets, promote fascism, or incite hatred.
  • Printed matter, films, photos, and other media of a pornographic nature.

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