Canada airport customs regulations, prohibited items & food in 2024

Canada airport customs regulations, prohibited items & food in 2024

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Canada customs 🇨🇦
Get import & export customs regulations, restricted items and food restrictions before travelling to Canada. Items allowed to import is Travellers may bring 'personal baggage' for their own use. Prohibited items is Child pornography. Some of restricted items are Firearms and weapons must be declared, and require permits.

Import Regulations

Free to import items into Canada

Tobacco

  • 200 cigarettes;
  • 50 cigars;
  • 200 grams of manufactured tobacco; and
  • 200 tobacco sticks.

Alcohol

  • Any amount up to CAD$10,000 (or foreign equivalent) can be freely imported or exported. Travellers must report anything over this amount to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) when they arrive or leave. For further information on this recommendation, please visit the CBSATravelling with CAN$10,000 or more.

Currency

  • Any amount up to CAD$10,000 (or foreign equivalent) can be freely imported or exported. Travellers must report anything over this amount to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) when they arrive or leave. For further information on this recommendation, please visit the CBSATravelling with CAN$10,000 or more.

Other items

  • Travellers may bring 'personal baggage' for their own use. This includes clothing, camping and sport goods, cameras and computers. These must leave Canada when the traveller leaves.
  • Gifts can be imported if each gift is valued at CAD$60 or less. Alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, or commercial goods may not be claimed as gifts.
  • Seeing-eye dogs are allowed into Canada without restrictions.
  • For further information on the above, please visitVisitors to Canada.

Prohibited items into Canada

  • Child pornography.
  • Hate propaganda.
  • Obscene material.
  • Counterfeit coins.
  • Goods with a misleading country of origin.
  • White phosphorus matches.

Restricted items into Canada

  • Firearms and weapons must be declared, and require permits. For further information, please visit the CBSAImport and Export a Firearm or Weapon into Canada.
  • Explosives and fireworks must be declared, and require permits. For further information, please visit the CBSAAdministration of the Explosives Act.
  • Vehicles are subject to importation requirements. For further information, please visit the CBSAImportation of Vehicles.
  • Used or second-hand mattresses are prohibited unless they have a certificate verifying that they have been cleaned and fumigated. For further information, please visit the CBSAUsed or Second-Hand Mattresses and Materials Therefrom.
  • Certain antiquities considered to have historical significance to their country of origin require export permits. For further information, please visit Import of Cultural Property.
  • Clothing, handbags, and textiles may require import permits. For further information, please visit Global Affairs CanadaExport and Import Controls.
  • Certain health products, such as prescription drugs, may be subject to restriction. For further information, please visit Health CanadaImport Requirements for Health Products.
  • Food, plant, and animal products must be declared. For further information, please visit theCanadian Food Inspection Agency.
  • Endangered species of plants and animals require import permits. For further information, please visit Environment and Climate Change CanadaConvention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
  • All pets are subject to importation requirements, and some are prohibited. For further information, please visit the Canadian Food Inspection AgencyImporting or Travelling with Pets.
  • Radio communication equipment may require authorisation fromIndustry Canada.

Export Regulations

Free to export items from Canada

No rules present

Prohibited items from Canada

No rules present

Restricted items from Canada

No rules present

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