Custom Regulations

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This information is provided as a guide and travellers should familiarize themselves with the laws and restrictions at the time of travel with relevant authorities for each country.


Free import
Cigarettes, cigars, and tobacco allowance:
200 cigarettes or 250 grams of tobacco or 50 cigars or a mixture of all three weighing not more than 250 grams
Alcoholic beverages allowances:
4.5 litres of wine or 4.5 litres of beer
three bottles (or other containers) each containing not more than 1,125ml of spirits, liqueur, or other spirituous beverages

• Weapons
• Dogs breeds are prohibited
- American Pit Bull Terrier
- Brazilian Fila
- Dogo Argentino
- Japanese Tosa
• Objectionable publications - A publication is objectionable if it describes, depicts, expresses, or otherwise deals with matters such as sex, horror, crime, cruelty, or violence in such a manner that the availability of the publication is likely to be injurious to the public good.
• Hookah pipes, water pipes and smoking utensils  

• Cash or bearer-negotiable instrument total value involved is NZ$10,000 or more (or foreign equivalent) need to be declared on a Border Cash Report upon arrival.
• Medicines that contain bear, tiger, turtle, musk, Aucklandia root, etc
• Elephant ivory – jewellery, carvings, tusks, etc
• Any whale/cetacean items, such as whalebone carvings, dolphin teeth
• Any item made from marine turtle meat or marine turtle shell
• Many big game hunting trophies
• Some orchids and cycads.