Bahamas Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

For residents and non-residents:
Over 18 years of age:
1. 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 1 lbs. of tobacco;
2. 1 US quart of spirits and 1 US quart of wine;
Regardless of age:
3. personal effects;
4. non-residents: any other articles than tobacco and alcohol a max. value of USD 100.-;
residents: articles up to USD 300.- if not already claimed on two previous occasions during the same calendar year. If returning after an absence of one year or more, the max. value allowed shall be USD 500.-.

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

Prohibited unless holding a police permit prior to entry.

Additional Information on regulations:

For agricultural products, plants of all types, wood carvings or similar items: apply to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.


Cats and dogs must be accompanied by an Import permit not older than one year (valid for one entry), Veterinary Health Certificate and must:
a. be over six months old;
b. have had rabies vaccination administered not less than one month before import, and not more than 10 months (for a one year vaccine) or 34 months (for a three year vaccine) before import.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry on the Bahamas.


Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Bahamian Dollar - BSD): not permitted.
Foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Bahamian Dollar - BSD): banknotes: a max. of BSD 200.- per person, higher amounts require permission of the Central Bank of the Bahamas; coins: no restrictions.
Foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Airport Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.

Learn all about regulations for your destination country. From airport tax to be paid on departure, to importing pets, as well as rules on how much currency you may bring into and out of a country.