Bangladesh airport customs regulations, prohibited items & food in 2024

Bangladesh airport customs regulations, prohibited items & food in 2024

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Get import & export customs regulations, restricted items and food restrictions before travelling to Bangladesh. Items allowed to import is 0. Prohibited items is Narcotics and psychotropic substances. Some of restricted items are Plants and their derivative products require an import permit issued by the National Plant Quarantine Authority.

Import Regulations

Free to import items into Bangladesh

Tobacco

  • 200 cigarettes;
  • 50 cigars;
  • 0.5 pounds of manufactured tobacco; or
  • Any combination of the above not exceeding 0.5 pounds in weight.

Alcohol

  • There are no restrictions on the importation of foreign currency into Bangladesh, however funds of more than US$5000 must be declared to the customs authorities.
  • Bangladeshi residents importing US$5000 or over must deposit these funds in an appropriate foreign currency account within 30 days of arrival.
  • Travellers may import up to Tk5000 without declaration.

Currency

  • There are no restrictions on the importation of foreign currency into Bangladesh, however funds of more than US$5000 must be declared to the customs authorities.
  • Bangladeshi residents importing US$5000 or over must deposit these funds in an appropriate foreign currency account within 30 days of arrival.
  • Travellers may import up to Tk5000 without declaration.

Other items

  • 0.5 pints of perfume and eau de toilette.
  • Tourists may import a limited number of goods for personal use during their visit. For further information, please visit Bangladesh CustomsTourists Baggage (Import) Rules.

Prohibited items into Bangladesh

  • Narcotics and psychotropic substances.
  • Counterfeit currency.
  • Maps and globes which do not indicate the territory of Bangladesh in accordance with the Land Record and Survey Department.
  • Obscene and subversive literature, photos, videos, and other media.
  • Books, newspapers, photos, videos, and other media likely to outrage the religious feelings and beliefs of citizens of Bangladesh.
  • Goods of secondary or sub-standard quality.
  • Goods inaccurately marked as being produced in Bangladesh.
  • Reconditioned office equipment and old electronic items.
  • Live swine and its derivative products.
  • Industrial sludge and fertiliser.
  • Waste.

Restricted items into Bangladesh

  • Plants and their derivative products require an import permit issued by the National Plant Quarantine Authority. For further information, please visit theAgricultural Extension Department of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.
  • The import of gold and jewellery are subject to certain restrictions. For further information, please visitGold and Jewellery Allowance.
  • Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits.

Export Regulations

Free to export items from Bangladesh

No rules present

Prohibited items from Bangladesh

  • All the items on the prohibited import list.

Restricted items from Bangladesh

  • Plants may only be exported with a phytosanitary certificate issued by the Agricultural Extension Department of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.
  • Protected species and their derivative products protected under CITES require a permit for export.
  • Adult travellers may export up to US$12,000 of foreign currency over the course of one year. Travellers under 12 years of age may export half this amount.

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