Allowances - Personal Effects
- Wearing Apparel and Other Personal Effects
Your clothing, toilet articles, personal jewellery (including watches) will be admitted free of duty and VAT, irrespective of whether they accompany you or are sent separately, provided they are:
- intended for your own use or wear
- not intended for any other person or persons or for gift, sale or exchange.
The term "personal effects" covers articles which travellers may reasonably require for their personal use during a journey, or which returning Mauritian citizens have acquired in the course of an overseas trip. Commercial quantities of individual items of apparel (including footwear) are not covered by this allowance.
- Alcohol and Tobacco
Travellers must be 18 years or above to be eligible for alcohol and tobacco allowances.
A traveller is allowed to import tobacco, spirit, wine, ale or beer in the following quantities free of duty, excise duty and taxes and may choose ONLY ONE from the following options:
Option Tobacco (including cigars and cigarettes) not exceeding Spirits not exceeding Wine, ale or beer not exceeding A 250 grammes 1 Litres 2 Litres B 250 grammes 2 Litres NIL C 250 grammes NIL 4 Litres
For passengers arriving from or leaving the Island of Rodrigues to Mauritius, value added tax shall be payable on the goods referred to in the table above.
- Other Accompanied Goods
A passenger may import other accompanied goods meant for personal use up to a value as indicated in tables below. The allowance for the passengers arriving from Rodrigues Island shall be as per Table 1 and that coming from any foreign port/airport as per Table 2.
Table 1 - Duty Free Allowance for Passengers arriving from Rodrigues to Mauritius:
Passport Holder Age Value (not exceeding) Mauritian / Foreign 12 years and above Rs 20,000 Mauritian / Foreign Less than 12 years Rs 10,000 Passport Holder Age Value (not exceeding) Mauritian 12 years and above Rs 30,000 Mauritian Less than 12 years Rs 15,000 Foreign No age limit Rs 15,000
The goods must:
- accompany the traveller through the Customs arrival processes
- be for the personal use of the traveller, or intended as gifts.
The goods must not:
- be for use in the traveller’s business or profession
- be imported for other persons at their request
- include alcohol and tobacco products (see above).
- Tourists Allowances
In addition to travellers’ allowance of Rs 15,000, travellers may also import the following goods without payment of duties and taxes, on:
- Necessary and appropriate wearing apparel and personal effects for his personal use;
- Implements, instruments and tools for the professional use of the passenger, and
- One sporting fire-arm with not more than 50 cartridges provided that the sporting fire-arm is re-exported within the prescribed period, otherwise it will be liable to duty and taxes.