People may import the following
items into Saudi Arabia without incurring customs
600 cigarettes, or 100 cigars, or 500 grams of tobacco
A reasonable amount of cultured pearls for personal use.
A rational quantity of perfume
Duty is imposed on cameras and typewriters, however if these articles
are re exported within 90 days the customs charges may be refunded.
It is unwise to put film into cameras.
Controlled and prohibited items
The prohibited items include:
All types of palm trees
Religious books (apart from the Qu'ran)
Live animals and birds
Most foods and items listed as prohibited by the Arab League (a
copy is available from the Embassy)