Seychelles Import Restrictions

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

Import regulations

Seychelles requires an import permit for all goods and personal effects with a value greater than 1000 rupees. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit. Senders should determine import restrictions from Seychelles authorities before posting:

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  • Animals, live
  • Drugs and medicines
  • Firearms and all weapons
  • Plants and parts of plants
  • Sugar
  • Tea.

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Crocodile skins
  • Emu oil
  • Fish oil
  • Bunker oil
  • Coal
  • Petroleum bases products
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes.

Special documentation requirements

Commercial goods require an invoice inserted in the article.

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.


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

  • Animals
  • Airline tickets, blank
  • Antiques
  • Asbestos
  • Bullion and currency
  • Clothing, used, intended for sale
  • Cosmetics
  • Currency, counterfeit
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Foodstuffs
  • Furs
  • Firearms and all weapons
  • Gambling devices
  • Invoices, blank
  • Ivory
  • Liquids, non-hazardous
  • Personal effects
  • Playing cards
  • Pornography
  • Precious metals and stones.