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The Paro international airport has a custom counter and you will have to declare your items at the counter. Following items are exempted from duty;

  1. Personal effects and article for day to day use.
  2. A liter of Alcohol.
  3. Instruments, apparatus or appliances for professional use.
  4. Photographic equipment, video cameras and other electronic goods for personal use.

Please note that import of 200 nos of cigarettes is permissible upon a payment of 200 % import duty for personal consumption. You will have to complete passenger declaration form at port of your entry. While purchasing old items, especially items of religious or cultural significance you should be careful as you may need clearance certificate to export.

Importing any items which are for sale or gift may be liable for custom duty. On departure, you are required to fill out a departure form, which will be asked for by Customs authorities. Import/export of the following goods is strictly prohibited:

  1. Arms, ammunitions and explosives.
  2. All narcotics and drugs except medically prescribed drugs.
  3. Wildlife products, especially those of endangered species.
  4. Antiques.

Any imports of plants, soils, animal product etc. are subject to quarantine regulations. These items must be cleared on arrival.