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Pakistan customs regulations

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

Import regulations in Pakistan

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

One of the following

  • 200 cigarettes;
  • 50 cigars;
  • or 500 grams of manufactured tobacco.

Cash limit

  • There is no restriction on the importation of foreign currency into Pakistan.

Other Goods

  • Personal goods, including clothing, toiletries, toys, and electronics.
  • Other goods not exceeding the value of US$100.

Prohibited items

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

  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Animal feed ingredients from BSE infected countries.
  • Any goods bearing any words or inscription of a religious connotation or anti-Islamic or subversive literature.
  • Counterfeit and pirated goods.
  • Edible products not fit for human consumption.
  • Fireworks.
  • Holy Quran translation without Arabic text.
  • Indecent and obscene material.
  • Items of intellectual property right infringement.
  • Live animals from countries infected with Mad Cow Disease.
  • Certain prohibited weapons, firearms, arms, and ammunition.

Restricted items

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

  • Live animals, including pets, must be certified by the National Veterinary Authority of the exporting country.
  • Certain plants.
  • Arms and ammunition.
  • Betel nuts.
  • Bulletproof jackets.
  • Drugs and medicines.
  • Fruit.
  • Human blood.
  • Maps, including wall maps, globes, and atlases.
  • Ozone depleting substances.
  • Radiation apparatus.
  • Radioactive material.
  • Transmission apparatus.

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