Maldives Customs Regulations

Feb 12, 2012   //   by admin   //   Maafushi, Maldives  //  No Comments

Import Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited from importing, producing, handling, selling, distributing or giving in Maldives

  • Religious materials offensive to Islam
  • Idols (for worship)
  • Pornographic material
  • Narcotics and psychotropic substances
  • Live pigs

Import Restricted Items (except to Government authorities)

  • Arms and ammunition
  • Alcohol and Spirits
  • Pork and its by-products
  • Dogs
  • Dangerous animals

Items allowed to import when accompanied with certificates

  • Live plants and animals – a valid phytosanitary / sanitary certificate required
  • Medicines – doctor’s medical prescription required

Marine products prohibited for export

  • Bait fishes (used for pole & line fishing)
  • Big eye scad (less than 6 inches)
  • Black coral
  • Black coral necklaces
  • Boulder coral
  • Branching coral
  • Conch (triton) shell
  • Coral
  • Dolphin
  • Eels (from june 25, 1995)
  • Lobster
  • Lobster meat
  • Mother of pearl shells
  • Parrot fish (from june 25, 1995)
  • Puffer fish (from june 25, 1995)
  • Ray skin (from january 01, 1996)
  • Rays (from june 25, 1995)
  • Trochus shell
  • Turtle (from january 01, 1996)
  • Turtle shell products (from january 01, 1996)
  • Turtle shells (from january 01, 1996)
  • Whales

Details from Maldives Customs Service

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