Bahrain Import Restrictions

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

Bahrain Import Regulations

Import restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from Bahrain authorities before posting drugs or radio transmitters and receivers.

Special documentation

Commercial goods must include an invoice and a Certificate of Origin.


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

  • Alcohol
  • Firearms and firearm parts
  • Games of chance
  • Pearls, cultured, imitated, or artificial
  • Publications or recordings considered to be obscene, contrary to religion, faith, customs and tradition.
  • Weapons and parts of weapons