Central African Rep. Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs

Import regulations:

Free import by passengers over 18 years:

1000 cigarettes (cigarillos) or 250 cigars or 2 kilograms of tobacco products (ladies: cigarettes only);

5 bottles of perfume;

5 bottles of alcoholic beverages.

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

Prohibited to import any type of firearms.

Wild Fauna and Flora:

The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited or restricted under CITES.
For further details please refer to CITES: www.cites.org.

Pets:

Dogs and cats must be accompanied by Veterinary Certificate, including:

confirmation of rabies inoculation not less than 2 weeks nor more than 6 months prior to arrival, and

statement that no case of rabies has occurred in area of origin for 60 days prior to shipment.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the airport of Bangui, which is the only airport of Central African Rep.:

Exception

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of the Central African Rep.


Currency

Currency Import regulations:

1. Local currency (CFA Franc-XAF):
a. From Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal or Togo: no restrictions.
b. From other countries: up to an amount of XAF 75,000.- (if re-imported: unlimited).
2. Foreign currencies: no restrictions, if declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

1. Residents:
a. Local currency (CFA Franc-XAF):
- To countries of the French monetary area: unlimited.
- To other countries: up to an amount of XAF 75,000.-.
b. Foreign currencies:
- To countries of the French monetary area: apply to the "Office des Changes".
- To other countries: up to an amount of XAF 150,000.- per year.
2. Non-Residents:
a. Local currency:
- To Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo: no restrictions.
- To other countries of the French monetary area: up to an amount of XAF 75,000.-.
b. Foreign currencies: up to the amounts imported and declared.


Airport Tax

Stamp Tax: is levied on all passengers departing on international flights: XAF 10,000.-.
Place of payment: airport of Bangui.
Exempt: holders of foreign diplomatic and service passports.

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