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Items Prohibited in Bahrain


The following items are NOT allowed to be imported into the Kingdom of Bahrain:

  • All types of Narcotic Drugs (Heroin, Cocaine, Hashish, Pills having drugs effects etc..)

  • Indian Paan and Derivatives

  • Used and reconditioned Tyres

  • Cultured Pearls

  • Advertisement material for all types of Cigarettes

  • Radio/ Remote controlled Model Aircraft

  • Children’s Toy Guns capable of firing projectiles

  • Goods of Israeli origin or bearing Israeli trademarks or logos

  • Printed publications, photographs, pictures, books, magazines sculptures and mannequins which contradict Islamic teachings, decency, or immorality.

  • Seditious or Treasonable  material

  • Asbestos or Items containing Asbestos

  • Raw Ivory, Ivory articles and Rhinoceros Horn

  • Live Swine

  • Any other items, whose importation is prohibited under Kingdom of Bahrain Customs laws, or any other laws of the country 



You may not Export the following items out of Bahrain:


  • All types of Fuel and subsidized goods such as Diesel

  • All kinds of Flour and such subsidized good

  • Fresh chicken bearing the trade mark of “Delmon”

  • Red Meat and such subsidized goods


Controlled and Restricted Items


There are certain categories of goods which are allowed controlled entry into/exit from  Bahrain. 
Entry/exit  is only permitted on production of a Permit or No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the relevant regulatory authority.


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