In order to enter Guinea-Bissau, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Guinea-Bissau 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 Guinea-Bissau, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Guinea-Bissau.
Senders should determine import restrictions from Guinea-Bissau authorities before posting:
- Communications equipment
- Computer components and parts
- Telecomunications equipment.
EDN’s and export permits are required for:
- Kangaroo skins
- Crocodile skins
- Emu oil
- Fish oil
- Bunker oil
- Petroleum bases products
- Tobacco and tobacco products
- Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes.
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.
In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Guinea-Bissau prohibits:
- Animals and animal products
- Bullion and currency
- Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
- Drugs, non-prescription
- Liquid non-hazardous
- Precious metals and stones
- Postage stamps resembling those in current circulation
- Seditious printed matter and films.