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Prohibited Goods


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.

Click on the link below for more details on controlled and restricted items: