Antigua and Barbuda Import Restrictions


In order to enter Antigua and Barbuda, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Antigua and Barbuda 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 Antigua and Barbuda, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Antigua and Barbuda.

Import restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from Antigua and Barbuda authorities before posting:

  • Clothing, used
  • Drugs and medicines
  • Firearms
  • Plants or parts of plants.

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Crocodile skins
  • Emu oil
  • Fish oil
  • Bunker oil
  • Coal
  • Petroleum bases products
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes.

Special documentation

Antigua and Barbuda requires no special documentation.

The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.

The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the ECI customer contact centre on 1800 007 678.

Prohibitions

In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Antigua and Barbuda prohibits:

  • Asbestos
  • Animals
  • Bullion and currency
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Fruit and Vegetables
  • Gambling devices
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery, precious stones and metals
  • Liquids, non-hazardous
  • Pornography.

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