Malta Import Restrictions

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

Malta Import Regulations

Import regulations

Malta 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 Maltese authorities before posting:


  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Computer software
  • Cloth and clothing, used
  • Drugs: prescription and non-prescription
  • Firearms
  • Foodstuffs
  • Medicines
  • Plants and cuttings.
  • Tapes: Computer and video

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

Malta has no current requirements for special documentation.

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, Malta prohibits:

  • Animal products
  • Animals, their products and skins
  • Abortion-inducing items
  • Airline tickets, blank
  • Antiques
  • Asbestos
  • Bullion and currency
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Contraceptives
  • Furs
  • Gambling devices
  • Ivory
  • Knives, spring or switch-blade
  • Military equipment
  • Obscene material
  • Pornography
  • Precious metals and stones.

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