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Bangladesh Visa

Bangladesh customs

Free import

• 200 cigarettes or
• 50 cigars or
• 225g of tobacco;
• Two bottles of alcoholic beverages or
• 1 bottle if not travelling for touristic purposes - only applicable to non Muslim travellers
• 250ml of perfume;
• Gifts up to the value of BDT500
• Residents can import up to BDT 150 in local currency and an unlimited amount of foreign money. Non residents can import a similar amount of local currency and up to 1000 USD although sums greater than USD 150 will need to be declared at the customs department. All travellers can export up to BDT 100 in local currency whilst residents can take out the equivalent of USD 25 in foreign currency. Non residents can export up to USD 150 in foreign currency.
• All visitors flying out of Bangladesh will need to pay an additional BDT 300 Embarkation Tax prior to leaving the country.


• Illegal drugs
• Arms, explosives and ammunition
• Knives and deadly weapons
• All imported goods in their original or unprocessed form;
• Ferrous and non-ferrous metals and scraps thereof;
• Petroleum and petroleum products except naphtha and furnace oil;
• Oil seeds and edible oils except Kapok seeds;
• Jute seeds and sun-hemp seeds;
• Food-grains including rice products and flour products;
• Milk and milk products;
• Gur and Khandesi sugar;
• Live animals all sorts, skins of animals and wildlife covered by the Bangladesh Wildlife except the species detailed in the first schedule of the said order;
• Maps and charts including the following:
• Unclassified maps of scale smaller than ¼ inch or 1/250,000 scale;
• Education and scientific charts;
• And Guide maps and relief maps.
• Beef, mutton and animal fats;
• Green coconuts, coconuts and copra;
• Rare items of archaeological interest;
• Human skeletons;
• Pulses;
• Eggs and poultry;
• Prawns and shrimps except frozen and processed;
• Features films not certified by the Bangladesh Film Censorship Board as fit for Export;
• Onion;
• Rice bran except de-oiled rice bran.
• Shrimp of count 71/90 and sizes below for seawater and 61/70 and sizes below for fresh water excluding two varieties;
• Oil cake;
• Bamboo and cane in whole form and wood log;
• Frogs of all species (live or dead) and frogs’ leg
• Counterfeit money and goods
• Pornographic material


• All weapons can only be imported with permission from the ministry of defence.
• Import of Pharmaceutical raw materials and packing materials is subject to approval by the Director of Drugs Administration, Government of Bangladesh. For import of food items, animal, poultry feed special documents are required.
• All pets being imported into the country will require an import permit and a general health certificate clearing the creatures of Rabies and other infectious diseases.
• Textiles: law for textile imports requires a certificate of cleanliness.

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