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Kuwait Import Restrictions

In order to enter Kuwait, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Kuwait government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Kuwait, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Kuwait.

Import restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from Kuwait authorities before posting:

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

Commercial jewellery

Senders must obtain the approval of the Kuwait Ministry of Commerce and Industry before sending, for resale or commercial purposes, jewels, precious stones or metals and associated equipment.

Special documentation

The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.

The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the ECI customer contact centre on 1800 007 678.


Medicines must include a prescription or a document indicating their composition.

All goods exceeding 50 Kuwaiti Dinars must include an invoice and a Certificate of Origin.
All correspondence should be in the official language of the union (French) or in English.


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