Swaziland Import Restrictions

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

Swaziland Import Regulations

Import regulations

Swaziland 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 Swaziland authorities before posting:


  • Bees
  • Cheeses
  • Clothing, used
  • Drugs
  • Leeches
  • Military uniforms and equipment
  • Parasites and killers of insects
  • Plants
  • Rice
  • Seeds
  • Silkworms
  • Spirits
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Weapons
  • Yeast.


Genuine gifts not exceeding 10 emalangeni in value and 5 kg in weight do not need an import permit.

Special documentation requirements

Commercial goods require an invoice posted separately to the addressee.


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

  • Articles of stationary to be completed by the addressee
  • Asbestos
  • Bullion
  • Blotting paper
  • Bank Notes
  • Cheques, credit notes
  • Cloth
  • Calenders
  • Currency, metallic
  • Diaries
  • Films and sound recordings
  • Honey, royal jelly
  • Leather
  • Metal
  • Paper money
  • Securities payable to the bearer