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Tanzania Import Restrictions

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

Import restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from Tanzanian authorities before posting:

Tanzania requires an import permit for many goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit.

Special documentation

All packages, unless addressed to a private person, require an inserted invoice. Senders should mark the article invoice enclosed.


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