Guinea Import Restrictions

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

Guinea Import Regulations

Import regulations

Senders should determine import restrictions from Guinea authorities before posting:


  • Alcohol
  • Bees
  • Communications equipment
  • Computer components and parts
  • Distilled spirits
  • Firearms
  • Leeches
  • Medicines
  • Mineral waters
  • Plants and parts of plants
  • Phones and modems
  • Serums and vaccines
  • Sugarcane
  • Telecommunications equipment

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 requirements

Commercial goods require an invoice. Guinea requires an import permit for many goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit.
The sender should provide a Certificate of Origin.

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 prohibits:

  • Airline tickets, blank stock
  • Animals and animals products
  • Asbestos
  • Antiques
  • Baby comforters not made of pure rubber
  • Bullion and currency
  • Baby-feeders
  • Coins and medallions resembling legal coinage
  • Conserves with insufficient marks of origin
  • Contraceptives
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Diamonds
  • Fish conserves
  • Furs
  • Gambling devices
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery
  • Military equipment
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Pornography
  • Trademarks, French, false or imitated
  • Trademarks resembling the Red Cross
  • Non-metric weights and measures.

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