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Portugal Import Restrictions

In order to enter Portugal, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Portugal 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 Portugal, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Portugal.

Import restrictions

Portugal requires an import permit for all goods that exceed a value of 15,000 escudos. Before posting any such item, senders should confirm that the addressee has the necessary permit. Senders should determine import restrictions from Portugese authorities before posting:

Special documentation

Commercial goods require an invoice attached to the outside of the article. Articles that contain goods not of Australian origin require an invoice endorsed either by a Portugese consul or by a Chamber of Commerce.


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