Saint Kitts and Nevis Import Restrictions

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

Saint Kitts and Nevis Import Regulations

Import regulations

Senders should determine import restrictions from St Christopher and Nevis authorities before posting:


  • Animals and animal products
  • Car parts and accessories
  • Foodstuff, prepared
  • Plants and plant products
  • Tobacco products

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

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, St Kitts prohibits:

  • Asbestos
  • Animals and animal products
  • Beer
  • Beverages and spirits
  • Cheques blank
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Gambling devices
  • Ivory
  • Liquids, non-hazardous
  • Printed articles; books, brochures- offensive by nature
  • Pornography
  • Playing cards

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