Iran Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import
1. a reasonable quantity of cigarettes;
2. a reasonable quantity of perfume for personal use;
3. gifts of which the applicable import duty/tax does not exceed USD 80.-.

Wild Fauna and Flora:

The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited or restricted under CITES, unless holding an authorization letter from Iran nature & environment ministry.
For further details please refer to CITES:
Prohibited: Import of berries, fruit, plants and their parts, seedlings or vegetables, bulbs, rhizomes, roots, seeds or tubers, soil, living (or collections of) bacteria, fungi, insects, nematodes or viruses, live birds, animals and their products.

Additional Information on regulations:

Holding alcoholic beverages and old books or magazines is prohibited.

Export regulations:

Free export of reasonable quantities of cigarettes or of other items up to a reasonable value.


Import is allowed if holding an authorization letter from the Iran veterinary organization before arrival. The customs officer will decide if the pet has to be kept in quarantine or if the pet may enter.

When traveling on OS, LH, LX and TK, pets may enter in cabin or as checked baggage.
Pets must have a microchip and hold the following documents:
- a health certificate issued by an official veterinarian in country of export;
- a rabies vaccination certificate;
- a pet passport.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

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


Currency Import regulations:

Import of local currency (Iran Rial-IRR) up to IRR 500,000.- allowed. Amounts exceeding IRR 500,000.- must be deposited at Bank Melli or Bank Sepah at the airport. Import of foreign currencies: up to USD 10,000.- or equivalent. Amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- must be declared on arrival. Also in case of sale or transfer to other passengers (if holding a passport).

Currency Export regulations:

Export of local currency (Iran Rial-IRR) up to IRR 500,000.- is allowed for residents. Larger amounts only after authorization from the Central Bank. Foreign currencies is allowed up to EUR/USD 10,000.- for residents. Export of local currency up to IRR 500,000.- is allowed for non-residents. Larger amounts up to the amount shown on and after presentation of the deposit receipt obtained on arrival. Foreign currencies may be exported by non-residents up to the amount declared on arrival or obtained via Bank Melli. Bank receipt and Bank stamp in passport must be shown on departure to prove the balance of the amount declared on arrival.

Airport Tax

Exit Tax: of IRR 750,000.- is levied on nationals of Iran, residing in Iran.
Place of payment: at any Meli Bank.

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