Customs Information

Guyana - All


  • Copy of Passport
  • Packing list
  • Bill of Lading (BOL) / Air Waybill (AWB)
  • Asycuda Waybill - provided by Shipper after cargo arrives into the country
  • Copy of the Valued Inventory
  • Import Invoice - usually provided by the destination agent


  • Shipments partially inspected


  • Only one allowed and is highly taxed
  • Auto must be over 2,000 cc
  • Special permit and advance notice required
  • Registration and invoice
  • If importing a reconditioned motor vehicle, the cancelled registration from the company or individual from whom the vehicle was purchased (it should be noted that new vehicles do not require a cancellation of registration).


  • Advance notice and Import License obtained from the Ministry of Agriculture required
  • The importation of animals requires authorization prior to the arrival of the animal.
  • Quarantine is not required for animals.
  • Livestock require an Import Permit.
  • Animals imported with Rabies must be placed in quarantine prior to entry into Guyana.


  • Arms and Ammunition except with the written permission of the Commissioner of Police;
  • Cocaine, heroin, cannabis sativa (known as Indian hemp or bhang), cannabis indica, choras, or any preparation or mixture thereof, except under licence of the Chief Medical Officer
  • Goods which bear a design in imitation of any currency or bank notes or coin in common use in Guyana or elsewhere unless with the approval of the Commissioner - General;
  • Spirits (not being liqueurs, cordials, perfumed spirits or medical spirits) and wine, unless specifically reported as such, and unless in aircraft, or in ships of twenty seven decimal three zero (27.30) tonnes burden at least, and in casks and other vessels capable of containing liquids, each of such casks or other vessels being of the size of content of forty one (41) litres at the least or unless in glass or stone bottle containing not less than forty one (41) litres;
  • Tobacco, cigars, cigarillos or cigarettes, unless specifically reported as such and unless in aircraft, or in ships of ninety decimal one zero (90.10) tonnes burden at least, and unless in whole and complete packages each containing not less than nine decimal one zero (9.10) kilogramme net weight of tobacco, cigars, cigarillos and cigarettes may be imported through the parcel post in quantities not less than nine decimal one zero (9.10) kilogramme net weight;
  • Tobacco extracts, essences or other concentrations of tobacco, or any admixture thereof, tobacco stalks and tobacco stalks flour except under such conditions as the Commissioner - General with the approval of the Minister, may either generally or in any particular case allow.
  • Goods the importation of which is regulated by any other Law of Guyana except in accordance with such law;
  • Exotic species of fish except in accordance with the terms of a licence granted by the Chief Agriculture Officer;
  • Cinematographic films (with the meaning of Section 2 of the Cinematographic Act) to the exhibition of which the exemption provided in Section 15 (1) (a) or (c) of the said Act applies, unless:
    • at the time of the importation of any such film into Guyana, the importer thereof deposits it with an Officer who shall issue a receipt thereof;
    • the importer furnishes the Minister responsible for public safety and public order with a true statement of the general nature of the subject matter of any such films;
    • the Minister on satisfying himself by such means as he may think fit (including the taking of custody of the film for the purpose of viewing it) that the film in is no manner prejudicial to public safety, public order, public morality, public health or the defence of Guyana, issues;
    • the importer presents the certificate and the receipt to the Officer and pays such duty as may be payable on the film;
  • Any printed matter which in the opinion of the Minister for the time being assigned responsibility for public safety and order is prejudicial to the defence of Guyana, public safety of public order.
  • Motor cars and light commercial vehicles, including minibuses, vanettes, pick-up trucks, land rover and similar class of vehicles imported by-
    • a Guyanese returning home to take up permanent residence (including a Guyanese student or a Guyanese on secondment overseas)
    • a person importing or receiving such a vehicle as gift from overseas, subject to paragraph (c)


  • Base or counterfeit coin of any country.
  • Coin legally current in Guyana of any money purporting to be such, not being of the established standard weight and fineness.
  • Articles of food intended for human consumption declared by the Competent Authority to be unfit for such purposes;
  • Indecent or obscene prints, paintings, photographs, books, cards, lithographic or other engravings or any other indecent or obscene articles;
  • Infected cattle, sheep or other animals, or carcasses thereof, and hides, skins, horns, hoofs or any other part of cattle or other animals which may be prohibited in order to prevent the introduction or spread of any communicable disease;
  • Matches containing white (yellow) phosphorous;
  • Goods, which if sold, would be liable to forfeiture under the Merchandise Marks Act;
  • Goods manufactured outside Guyana, which whether or not bearing a name or trade mark, do not carry in relation to themselves a definite indication of the country in which they were made or produced unless the Commissioner - General having regard to the nature of such goods and the requirements of any Regulations applicable thereto, deems otherwise;
  • Prepared opium and pipes or other utensils for use in connection with the smoking of opium or the preparation of opium for smoking;
  • Shaving brushes manufactured in or exported from Japan;
  • Fictitious stamps and any die, instrument of materials capable of making any such stamps;
  • Goods the importation of which is prohibited by any other Law of Guyana.
  • All insect repellents and any other product that kills bugs or insects are prohibited. Any product that contains any form of insecticide is also prohibited.