Libya Import Restrictions

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

Libya Import Regulations

Import regulations

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya requires an import permit for many goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit. Senders should determine import restrictions from Libyan Jamahiriya authorities before posting:


  • Butter and margarine
  • Calenders
  • Electronic equipment
  • Films: promotional, training
  • Food stuffs
  • Milk products
  • Meat and meat products
  • Medicines
  • Plants and parts of plants
  • Publications for public resale
  • Tapes: audio and visual
  • Weapons and parts.

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 in duplicate. The sender should provide a Certificate of Origin for all commercial goods, plants, and foodstuffs.

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, Libyan Jamahiriya prohibits:

  • Alcohol
  • Animals
  • Antiques
  • Asbestos
  • Bullion and Currency
  • Deeds
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Drugs, prescription and non-prescription
  • Films: 8mm, 16mm and 35mm
  • Furs
  • Gambling devices
  • Ivory
  • Liquids, non-hazardous
  • Military uniforms
  • Pornography
  • Playing cards
  • Pork
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Publications contrary to public order
  • Religious publications and paraphernalia
  • Seeds
  • Salt
  • Tea
  • Tobacco products

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