Serbia Import Restrictions

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

Serbia Import Regulations

Import regulations

Senders should determine import restrictions from Serbian authorities before posting:


  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animals and animal products
  • Artwork, including drawings, proofs and layouts
  • Books
  • Blueprints
  • Chemicals. non-hazardous
  • Coffee
  • Cologne and perfume
  • Cheques, blank
  • Drawings, technical, architect, engineering
  • Drugs: prescription and non-prescription
  • Diplomatic mail
  • Firearms and firearm parts
  • Fruit
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fabrics and fabric samples
  • Foodstuffs
  • Jewellery
  • Liquids, non-hazardous
  • Machinery parts
  • Meat and poultry products
  • Medicines samples, supplies and equipment
  • Musical instruments
  • Poisons
  • Plans, drawings; architecture, industrial, engineering
  • Plants, parts of plants and products
  • Printed publications
  • Postal envelopes
  • Printed Publications
  • Radio sets
  • Serums and vaccines
  • Seeds
  • Tobacco
  • Tea
  • Utensils.

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.


Serbia may accept watch cases or housings (mounted or unmounted) of complete watches made of precious metals after analysis of the metal content. Serbia does not accept articles containing incomplete watch cases or parts.

Personal-use items

Postal items addressed to individuals may contain personal travel articles, articles for personal and family use (medicines, medical instruments, teaching and leisure material) and articles for the use of their household in quantities not intended for resale. Personal items not exceeding $US30 are exempt from customs duty.

Legacy and contract items

Items inherited abroad and articles provided for in contracts concluded between States may be freely imported in accordance with such contracts.

Professional tools of trade

Natural persons of Serbia nationality exercising a profession may import articles for use in that profession subject to special conditions.

Import Permits

Serbia requires an import permit for many goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit.

Special documentation requirements

Senders must provide proof of the addressee’s entitlement on the customs form; otherwise, the addressee must provide the proof before delivery. Customs authorities inspect all non-letter items.

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.


Senders should mark all gifts and accompanying documents gift parcel or envoi cadeau.


All commercial goods must include an invoice.


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

  • Animals
  • Abortion procurement items
  • Antiques
  • Bullion and currency
  • Banknotes and securities
  • Cheques, cashier
  • Cigarette paper
  • Cosmetics
  • Essences for artificial wines and brandies
  • Foodstuffs
  • Furs
  • Firearms and parts
  • Foreign products bearing Montenegro trademarks or imitated trade marks
  • Gambling devices
  • Invoices, blank
  • Isopropanol
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery, including costume
  • Liquids, non-hazardous
  • Military uniforms of other states
  • Personal effects
  • Playing cards
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Whistles, spoons and food containers having a lead content over 10%
  • Wines and must containing sulphuric acid
  • Yeast.

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