madagascarian Customs Regulations

Madagascar Customs Information

The following goods can be imported into Madagascar without incurring customs duty by persons 21 years of age and over:

• 500 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 500g of tobacco.
• One bottle of alcoholic beverage.

Note: All perfume is subject to duty. All vegetables must be declared and import permit received before travel. Animals need a detailed veterinary certificate. Dogs and cats must be vaccinated against rabies. Arms and ammunition require an exit permit. Tourists should be aware that many items on sale may have been manufactured illegally and may not be taken out of the country, with or without a permit.

Restricted items: The import and export of all foodstuffs (including fruit), protected plants and animals is forbidden. Only 100g of vanilla may be taken out of Madagascar. Non-residents can export 1kg of precious and semi precious stones, as long as proper receipts can be provided; residents are permitted to take out 250g.

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