CustomsKenya customs
Kenya Visa

Kenya customs

Free import

• 200 cigarettes or
• 50 cigars or
• 227 grammes of tobacco
• 1 bottle of alcohol
• 1 pint of perfume
• There is currently no limit on the amount of local and foreign currency that travellers can import into the country. Residents of Kenya are free to import up to 500,000 Kenyan Shillings and an unlimited amount of foreign currency.
• The same rules apply for both locals and visitors if exporting currency out of the country although sums equal to USD 500 will need to be declared at the customs department.


• Illegal drugs
• Guns, explosives and ammunition – unless permission has been obtained
• Knives and dangerous hunting weapons
• Hazardous materials
• Meat and meat products
• Plant and plant products – unless permission has been obtained
• Soil
• Counterfeit money and goods
• Pornographic material


• All arms, explosives and ammunition are currently banned from entering the country unless a prior police permit has been obtained.
• A special Plant Import Permit will be required in order to import any plant or plant products into the country.
• Meat and meat products must be declared at customs and will not be permitted entry.
• Any animals being imported into the country can only travel as cargo. Cats and dogs will need a general good health certificate from the country of origin and an additional certificate less than a month old clearing the pets of Rabies. Wild birds being imported from countries currently suffering from bird flu will need a sanitary import permit to be issued by the Director of Veterinary Services.
• Other restricted items include various forms of unprepared ivory, precious metal and stones, historical artefacts, imitation firearms, children’s toys and fruit.

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