Afghanistan Import Restrictions

In order to enter Afghanistan, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Afghanistan government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Afghanistan, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Import Regulations

Import restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from the Afghanistan authorities before posting:

  • Confectionery
  • Fountain pens
  • Pencils, propelling
  • Playing cards
  • Saccharine
  • Spectacles and sunglasses
  • Tobacco products
  • Watches.

Special documentation

Commercial goods must include an invoice.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations

Afghanistan prohibits:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Carpets
  • Cloth, fine
  • Clothing- soiled
  • Decorative articles made of non-precious metals
  • Fragile items
  • Handbags, ladies
  • Plants
  • Printed matter prejudicial to public order or offensive to religion or morality
  • Textiles
  • Toys.

Afghanistan Post does not accept ordinary and registered letters containing articles subject to customs duty.

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