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Qatar customs regulations

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

Import regulations in Qatar

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

  • 400 cigarettes.

Other Goods

  • Personal effects and gifts, not for commercial use, up to a value of QAR3000.
  • Personal effects and household possessions bought in by nationals returning to the country or by foreigners coming to reside in the country.

Prohibited items

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

  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Indecent materials such as books, movies, and other media.
  • All drugs.
  • Weapons, ammunition, and explosives.
  • Equipment and materials which are radioactive.
  • Goods originating in an economically boycotted country.

Restricted items

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

  • There are certain restrictions regarding the import of pets. For further information, please visit the Qatari Government Animal Resources Services.

For further information, please visit a website of the Qatar General Authority of Customs.

Information has been updated: .