Saudi Arabia Import Restrictions

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

Saudi Arabia Import Regulations

Import regulations

Senders should determine import restrictions from Saudi Arabia before posting:


  • Animals and animal products
  • Arms and ammunition
  • Beverages and alcoholic fluids
  • Films
  • Foodstuffs, prepared
  • Natural and cultured pearls
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Plant and plant products
  • Tobacco
  • Vegetables
  • War material
  • Weapons

Special documentation requirements


All addresses must contain the full correct country title – kingdom of saudi arabia. Authorities may confiscate mail not correctly addressed.


Kingdom of Saudi Arabia admits medicines only if accompanied by a medical prescription issued by a competent official authority.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Saudi Arabia prohibits:

  • Alcohol
  • Animals
  • Arms and ammunitions
  • Beverages and alcoholic fluids
  • Coins, precious metals, gemstones
  • Medicines unless accompanied by a prescription
  • Natural and cultured pearls
  • Photogenic and cinematographic products
  • Pork and derivative products

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