What can you not bring into Nigeria?

What can you not bring into Nigeria?

Nigeria – Prohibited and Restricted Imports Nigeria – Prohibited Imports

  • Live or dead birds including frozen poultry.
  • Pork, beef, bird’s eggs, excluding hatching eggs.
  • Refined vegetable oils and fats (includes mayonnaise).
  • Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form in retail packs.

How much cash can you carry legally in Nigeria?

Declaration when transporting cash overseas The Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011 states that any individual, who is transporting cash or negotiable instruments in excess of US$10,000, or its equivalent must be declared to the Nigerian Customs Service.

What can I import into Nigeria?

According to Nigerian Customs Service, the following items can be imported into Nigeria from approved foreign countries:

  • Cars.
  • Processed Petroleum Oils.
  • Electro-medical equipment (e.g. Xrays)
  • Laboratory/pharmaceutical glassware.
  • Motorcycles.
  • Wheat.
  • Medication mixes in dosage.
  • Phone system devices including smartphones.

What is the duty of custom in Nigeria?

Nigeria – Customs and duties The import duty varies from 5% to 60%, averaging 12%. All imports are also subject to a 7% port surcharge and a 5% value-added tax (VAT). The paperwork necessary for exporting and importing is lengthy. The taxation system has been widely avoided and valuations are arbitrary.

What goods are contraband in Nigeria?


  • Air Pistols.
  • Airmail Photographic Printing Paper.
  • All counterfeit/pirated materials or articles including Base or Counterfeit Coin of any Country.
  • Beads composed of inflammable celluloid or other similar substances.
  • Blank invoices.

Do you pay customs on gifts in Nigeria?

Customs Duties In most countries, if the gift is over a certain value it is taxable, and Nigeria is not exception. The non-taxable amount varies greatly from country to country and is subject to change any time (ironic but true, this can happen even after you ship the gift to the recipient).

What is the maximum amount of money you can have in a bank account in Nigeria?

The Most Amount of Money a Savings Account Can Hold in Nigeria

Banks Max Amount a Savings Account Can Hold
Access Bank N5,000,000
First Bank of Nigeria
First City Monument Bank (FCMB)
Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB)

What are custom charges for?

Customs Duty

Type and value of goods Customs Duty
Non-excise goods worth £135 or less No charge
Gifts above £135 and up to £630 2.5%, but rates are lower for some goods – call the helpline
Gifts above £630 and other goods above £135 The rate depends on the type of goods and where they came from – call the helpline

How do I restrict imports?

Governments three primary means to restrict trade: quota systems; tariffs; and subsidies. A quota system imposes restrictions on the specific number of goods imported into a country. Quota systems allow governments to control the quantity of imports to help protect domestic industries.

What are the regulations for currency import in Nigeria?

Currency Import regulations: Local currency (Nigerian Naira-NGN) up to NGN 5,000.- in banknotes and if declared upon arrival. Foreign currencies for an unlimited amount, if declared upon arrival.

What are the baggage clearance regulations in Nigeria?

Baggage Clearance regulations: Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Nigeria. Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Nigeria, which remains on board when continuing on the same international flight, or is transferred automatically by handling agents when continuing on another international flight.

How many cigarettes can I bring to Nigeria from USA?

Nigeria country information overview Print. Free import by passengers of 18 years of age or over: – 200 cigarettes or 50 medium sized cigars or 200 grams of tobacco of foreign manufacture; – 1 liter of spirits and 1 liter of wine; – 284 centiliter of perfume or eau-de-Cologne or other perfumed spirits;

What is the maximum amount of gifts allowed in Nigeria?

– gifts valued up to NGN 50,000.- (excl. jewellery, photographic equipment, electronics and luxury goods). The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited or restricted under CITES.

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