Bangladesh Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs Rules

Import regulations::

Visitors: Free import of:
1. 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 1/2 pound of tobacco;
2. For non-muslim visitors:
- if coming for touristic purposes: 2 bottles of alcoholic beverages;
- if coming for other purposes: 1 bottle of alcoholic beverages;
3. perfume and eau de toilette up to a 1/2 pint;
4. gift articles up to the value of BDT 500.- per person.
Not applicable to dependent children accompanying their parents.
Prohibited: firearms.

Export regulations::

Free export of local handicraft and souvenirs for non-commercial purposes up to the value of BDT 3,000.-.

Crew members customs regulations::

Same regulations as for passengers apply.

Pets::

Must be accompanied by a veterinary health certificate and an import permit.
Pets may not be carried in the cabin and must be transported as freight only.

Baggage Clearance regulations::

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Bangladesh.



Airport Embarkation Tax

Embarkation Tax is levied on all passengers departing from Bangladesh. Fee: BDT 300.-.
Place of payment: at ticket issuance or at the airport of departure.



Currency rules

Currency Import regulations:

1. Residents:
a. Local currency (Bangladesh Taka-BDT): up to BDT 100.-.
b. Foreign currencies: no limit.
2. Non Residents:
a. Local currency: up to BDT 100.-.
b. Foreign currencies: no limit. Amounts over USD 5,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

1. Residents:
a. Local currency (Bangladesh Taka-BDT): up to BDT 100.-.
b. Foreign currencies: up to USD 25.- or equivalent. Higher amounts must be endorsed on the passport by Bangladesh Bank/Authorized Dealers in foreign exchange.
2. Non Residents:
a. Local currency: up to BDT 100.-.
b. Foreign currencies: up to USD 150.- or equivalent. Higher amounts if declared on arrival.




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