Tuvalu Import Restrictions

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

Tuvalu Import Regulations

Import regulations

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

Special documentation requirements

Commercial goods require an inserted invoice.



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

  • Animals
  • Antiques
  • Asbestos
  • Bullion and currency
  • Coal-tar, derivatives of, useable in dyes
  • Currency, counterfeit
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Furs
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery
  • Pornography
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Shaving brushes from Asian countries.

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