Mauritius Import Restrictions

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

Mauritius Import Regulations

Import regulations

Mauritius 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 Mauritius authorities before posting:


  • Alcohol and spirits
  • Animals and animal products
  • Anti-parasite products
  • Chemicals, non-hazardous
  • Coal and firewood
  • Drugs; prescription and non-prescription
  • Foodstuffs
  • Grain Samples
  • Industrial equipment
  • Mineral oil
  • Measuring apparatus
  • Medical/dental supplies and equipment
  • Machines for games -toys
  • Narcotics
  • Personal effects
  • Peals, precious stones and metals
  • Printed matter; books, newspapers
  • Plants and plant products
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Rubber articles
  • Seeds
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Toys
  • Tobacco
  • War materials
  • Works of Art.

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 showing the value of the goods in Australian dollars. Commercial goods require 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, Mauritius prohibits:

  • Animals and animal skins
  • Asbestos
  • Antiques
  • Bullion and currency
  • Coffee/tea
  • Cereals
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. materials
  • Dairy produce and birds eggs
  • Electrical machinery
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fruit and nuts
  • Furs
  • Confectionery in the form of cigarettes
  • Gambling devices
  • Items contrary to the social or moral order of the State
  • Ivory and tortoise shells
  • Miscellaneous chemical products
  • Printed products; newspapers, books- offensive by nature
  • Plastics and articles thereof
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Pornography
  • Photographic, cinematographic products
  • Pearls, precious metals and stones
  • Rubber articles
  • Ships, boats and floating structures
  • Sugar
  • Some mineral products
  • Second hand motor vehicles parts
  • Sugarcane plants.

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