Sudan Import Restrictions

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

Sudan Import Regulations

Import regulations

Sudan 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 Sudanese authorities before posting:


  • Alcohol and spirits
  • Chemicals, non-hazardous
  • Communications equipment
  • Computer software, components and parts
  • Drugs; prescription
  • Electronic equipment
  • Films: entertainment, 8mm, 16mm, 35mm
  • Foodstuff, prepared
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Plants and plant products
  • Radio equipment
  • Seeds
  • Ship spares
  • Tapes; video cassettes
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Weapons and parts of weapons.

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 inserted invoice.

Australian Customs require an EDN (export declaration number) for ECI / EPI parcel items going to Sudan. In addition to this, please ensure that all receiver details are completed correctly.

Please contact the Express call-centre on 1800 007 678 for more information.

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, Sudan also prohibits all items offensive to the Muslim culture or sensitive to Middle East security situation. Sudan prohibits:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animals
  • Asbestos
  • Antiques
  • Bullion and currency
  • Cheques, blank
  • Drugs, non-prescription
  • Firearms/paraphernalia imitation
  • Fragile articles
  • Furs
  • Gambling devices
  • Grain samples
  • Isopropanol
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery, costume
  • Liquids or liquefiable elements
  • Military uniforms and equipment
  • Money orders
  • Perishables
  • Playing cards
  • Pornography
  • Pork products
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Religious publications/figures
  • Sewing machines
  • Weapons and parts of weapons

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