Nauru Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import:
1. (over 18 years of age): 200 cigarettes and 500 grams of tobacco;
2. (over 21 years of age) 2 liters of spirit or wine.

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

Prohibited: firearms and explosives including fireworks.

Wild Fauna and Flora:

The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited or restricted.
To import live animals a prior permission from the Chief Quarantine Officer is required. Application for the permit must be made with the Department of Justice & Border Control.
A written notice to the Chief Quarantine Officer at least 14 days before the expected date of arrival of the animal is required.

Additional Information on regulations:

1. dangerous drugs;
2. daggers, coshes, swordsticks, spring blades and knives;
3. pornographic films and literature.

Export regulations:

Any movable articles of heritage significance, including but not limited to archeological objects, antiquities and war relics, require a prior written approval of the responsible Cabinet Minister.


A permit, issued by the Justice Department, Government Offices, Nauru, is required to import pets.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at Nauru Is. (INU).

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Nauru.


Currency Import regulations:

Allowed. Local currency (Australian Dollar-AUD) and traveler's cheques: unlimited if declared on arrival; foreign currencies and traveler's cheques: unlimited if declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Australian Dollar-AUD): free export up to AUD 2,500.-; permit required for amounts exceeding AUD 2,500.-. Foreign currencies and traveler's cheques: unlimited.

Airport Tax

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

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