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Egypt Import Restrictions

Import restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from Egyptian authorities before posting:

Egypt requires an import permit for all goods except personal gifts up to 20 Egyptian pounds value. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit.

Moslem religious books written in other than an Arabic language require a permit from the Customs Department. Copies of the Koran require a permit from the Department of Public Security.

Items of workmanship in precious metals must be marked as to metal content.

Special documentation

All commercial goods or merchandise must contain an invoice, a detailed list of contents, and a Certificate of Origin. Egyptian postcodes always precede the name of the city or town.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Egypt prohibits

Senders should contact Egyptian authorities regarding any further inquiries on prohibited items.