Botswana International University of Science & Technology - BIUST

Importation of Goods

Consumer Goods
The following consumer goods may be imported for private use without an import permit, provided they do not exceed the maximum allowable quantities. Key: PP-per person. PF-per family
Product Type                                 Max Quantity
Meat      
Red meat, goat,lamb                        25 kg PF
Poultry meat                                   5 kg PP
Tinned poultry meat                        20 kg PP

Dairy      
Eggs                                           36 eggs PP
Fresh milk                                     2 Litres PP

Others      
Maize/ maize products                  25 kg PP
Wheat                                       25 kg PP
Pulses (beans, peas, lentils)           25 kg PP
Sorghum/ sorghum products         25 kg PP

Cabbage, Onions, Potatoes, Oranges, Tomatoes, Chimola, Rape, Spinach     1 bag PP

Bread loaves                              6 per week
  
Meat/Dairy Products
The regulations on importing meat products change frequently, because they are based on disease outbreaks in different countries. Always ask customs officials upon arrival what are the specific regulations.

Duty free allowances
Customs duties are not charged on the following goods imported as accompanied or unaccompanied passengers’ baggage:

Wines ..............................2 litres
Spirituous*........................1 litres
Cigarettes ........................200
Cigars ..............................20
Tobacco** .......................250 gms
Perfume ...........................50 ml
Toilet water....................... 250 ml

* Includes all other alcoholic beverages
** Includes cigarette and pipe tobacco

Note: Duty will be payable at the applicable rates where travellers import goods exceeding the above allowances. Travellers importing goods for business or commercial purpose will not qualify for the above allowances.

Restricted Goods
These are goods that can only be imported with a license or permit.

    - Narcotic, habit forming drugs and related substances in any form
    - Firearms, ammunition and explosives.
    - Indecent and obscene material such as pornographic books, magazines, films, videos, DVDs and software.


Source: Botswana Tourism Organization

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