• 500 cigarettes or
• 25 cigars or
• 500 grammes of tobacco
• 1 bottle of alcoholic beverages
• Visitors and residents can import up to MGA 400,000 and an unlimited amount of foreign currency. Sums of money greater than EUR 7.500 will need to be declared at the customs department.
• Visitors and residents can also export up to MGA 400,000 in local currency and an unlimited amount of foreign cash providing a written declaration is made at the customs department.
• Illegal drugs
• Weapons, explosives and ammunition
• Knives and deadly weapons
• Plant and plant products – unless permission has been obtained
• Meat and meat products
• Pets and animal products – unless permission has been obtained
• Electronic equipment
• Counterfeit money and goods
• Pornographic materials
• All passengers planning on re-exporting guns and ammunition will be required to apply for an export permit from their local “Chef de Province”.
• All perfume is subject to duty regulations and cannot enter the country for free.
• Fruit and vegetables will need to be declared and an entry permit obtained before being granted entry into the country.
• Protected plant and plant materials are prohibited from entering the country.
• All animals entering the country will be forced to undergo a sanitary inspection upon arrival. The creatures will require a veterinarian health certificate from the country of origin specifying the creature’s condition and lack of any contagious diseases. Dogs over three months and cats over six months old will need to be specifically vaccinated against rabies less than one month and over three months respectively prior to their entry into the country.