Saudi Arabia Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations summary

Customs, Currency & Airport tax

All about Saudi Arabia
Capital city: Riyadh
Currency: Saudi Riyal (SAR)
Local time: GMT + 3
Telephone code: + 966
Bank: Closed on Thursday and Friday,  open on Saturday to Wednesday.

Customs Rules

Import regulations:

Free import of:1. (irrespective of age) 600 cigarettes or 100 cigars or 500 grams of tobacco (any excess prohibited);2. a reasonable quan... More information

Additional Information on regulations:

Nothing can be imported free of duty as passenger's baggage, except clothes and strictly personal effects. No foodstuffs may be imported ex... More information


Cats and dogs require a: - veterinary health certificate, incl. rabies vaccination, issued prior to arrival by an official veterinarian. The c... More information

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at first airport of entry in Saudi Arabia.... More information

Airport Embarkation Tax

Airport Tax is levied on passengers leaving Saudi Arabia:... More information

Currency regulations

Currency Import regulations: Local currency (Saudi Arabian Rial-SAR) and for... More information

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