Customs Regulations on Import and export,Bhutan Travel Info
Visitors are required to complete a passenger declaration form for checking by concerned officers on arrival. The following articles are exempt from duty: -
• Personal effects and articles for day to day use by the visitor
• 2 liters of alcohol (spirits or wine)
• 400 cigarettes, 150 gms of pipe tobacco, 2 boxes of cigars (or 50 pieces)
• Instruments, apparatus or appliances for professional use
• Photographic equipment, video cameras and other electronic goods for personal use.
The articles mentioned under (d) & (e) must be declared on the declaration form. If any such items are disposed of in Bhutan by sale or gift, they are liable for customs duty. On departure, visitors are required to surrender their forms to the Customs authorities.
Import/export of the following goods is strictly prohibited
• Arms, ammunitions and explosives
• All narcotics and drugs except medically prescribed drugs
• Wildlife products, especially those of endangered species
Imports of plants, soils etc. are subject to quarantine regulations. These items must be cleared on arrival. Visitors are advised to be cautious in purchasing old and used items, especially of religious or cultural significance, as such items may not be exported without a clearance certificate. Tashi Gongphel Tours advice should be sought before committing to such purchases.
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