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Maldives Duty Free
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The below goods may be imported duty free into the Maldives Republic

 A reasonable amount of cigarettes, cigars and tobacco.

 A reasonable number of gifts.

Prohibited items

 Pornographic literature.

 Idols of worship.

 Pork products and certain other animal products.

 Explosives, weapons or drugs may not be imported.

 Alcoholic beverages cannot be imported without an official license.

 Drugs are strictly and completely prohibited; whoever imports drugs for  personal or other use will be sentenced to life.
 Animals require a veterinary certificate, but dogs cannot be imported.

The following may not be exported in any form: turtle shells and products made of turtle shell ( the killing of turtles has been banned by the government), black coral, pufferfish, eel, skate, parrotfish, and ray, big-eyed scad under 15 centimetres (6 inches), bait fish used in tuna fishery, whale, dolphin, lobster, all stony coral, triton shell, trochus shell and pearl oyster.