Cyprus Import Restrictions

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

Cyprus Import Regulations

Import restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from Cypriot authorities before posting:

  • Animal products
  • Bees and honey
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar
  • Cigarette papers
  • Clothing, used
  • Coffee and tea
  • Cereals
  • Cocoa and sugar
  • Drugs and medicines
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Milk
  • Parasites and insect killers
  • Plants
  • Saccharine
  • Silkworm eggs
  • Wood and articles of wood
  • Weapons and parts.

Special documentation

Cyprus admits drugs and medicines only with a permit from the Health Ministry.
Cyprus admits bees only under licence from the Ministry of Agriculture.
An invoice, in an unsealed envelope firmly attached to the outside of postal items, must accompany all commercial shipments.


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

  • Animals and other products
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof
  • Cotton
  • Counterfeit stamps and goods
  • Coins
  • Dairy, birds eggs and natural honey
  • False trade marks
  • Foodstuffs, prepared
  • Gambling machines
  • Immoral material
  • Imports originating in Turkey
  • Imitation jewellery
  • Leather and skins
  • Leeches and silkworms
  • Live trees and other plants
  • Natural or cultured pearls
  • Ornaments or pieces resembling coins
  • Oil, seeds, grains and fruits
  • Printed articles, books, newspapers- offensive by nature
  • Precious stones and metals
  • Reproductions of bank notes or designs resembling them
  • Resins and other vegetable saps and extracts
  • Salt
  • Toys resembling firearms.