FAQ's on Excise Stamps on Cigarette Packs
What are the Customs procedures to follow at the Airport or the Port?
Use the Green Channel if you have neither dutiable nor prohibited or restricted goods in your possession.
Use the Red Channel if you have goods to declare.
No duty is leviable on your necessary and appropriate wearing apparel and personal effects which have been in use.
If you are 18 years or above, you are also allowed free of duty:
Tobacco (including cigars and cigarettes) not exceeding 250 grammes
Spirits not exceeding 1 litre and
Wine ,ale or beer not exceeding 2 litres
What are the personal effects which tourists are allowed at Customs?
necessary and appropriate wearing apparel and personal effects for his personal use; and
implements, instruments and tools for the professional use of the passenger.
One sporting fire-arm with not more than 50 cartridges when imported by a tourist visiting Mauritius provided that the sporting fire-arm shall become liable to duty if not re-exported within 6 months from the date of importation or such further period, not exceeding 6 months, as the Director General may allow.
NB :Exemption under this item shall not extend to the following articles; arms and ammunitions, furniture, carpets, bicycles, motor vehicles and provisions and merchandise for sale.
Bona fide baggage entering Mauritius before, or not later than 6 months after, the arrival of the passenger may be included in the exemption at the discretion of the Director-General.
What are the restricted and prohibited goods?
Drugs and Psychotropic substances. (Restricted)
Arms and ammunitions. (Restricted)
Publications ,films or video cassettes of obscene character.(Prohibited)
Underwater fishing guns.(Prohibited)
Sugarcane cuttings and plants.(Prohibited)
Live or stuffed animals (Restricted)
Importing prohibited goods are liable to penalties and imprisonment. Restricted goods may be imported to Mauritius subject to a permit duly approved by competent authority.
What is the allowance for passengers?
A passenger under medical treatment is allowed to bring along his medicines provided it is sustained by a valid prescription issued by a medical practitioner.
Can a passenger bring his medicines in Mauritius?
A passenger falling under one of the categories mentioned in the table below is entitled to import free of duty and taxes articles , not being merchandise for sale, and whose value does not exceed the amount specified therein
Value not exceeding
12 years old and above
Less than 12 years old
Articles including tobacco and spirits, arms and ammunition, furniture, carpets, bicycles, motor vehicles and provisions are not included in the above allowance
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