At the Dubai International Airport.
PHOTO BY ARCHIVE
DUBAI – Travelers arriving or departing from the UAE will have to comply with customs procedures in the country, the Federal Customs Authority (FCA) announced.
In a statement on Sunday (March 28), the FCA highlighted what travelers to and from the UAE are allowed to carry, and what items are prohibited.
Ali Saeed Matar Al Neyadi, Commissioner of Customs – Chairman of FCA, said the authority’s latest awareness campaign is aimed at giving travelers a risk-free travel experience.
The FCA reminded that permitted luggage includes movie projection devices, radio and CD players, digital cameras, TV and receiver (one of each), personal sports equipment, as well as portable computers and printers.
The FCA said that the value of gifts brought in with travelers should not exceed Dh3,000.
Cigarettes in your luggage should not exceed the permissible limit of 200 cigarette sticks. Tobacco products and alcoholic drinks should not be carried by travelers below the age of 18.
People traveling into or out of the UAE must disclose any currencies, negotiable instruments payable to bearer, and/or precious metals or stones that are valued at more than Dh60,000.
Medication for personal use is allowed, provided it complies with applicable regulations. The FCA advised travelers to carry a certified prescription for medications they will be carrying, and to declare any restricted substances.
Some of the prohibited and restricted commodities include narcotics, gambling tools and machines, nylon fishing nets, live animals of pig species, raw ivory, laser pens with red light package, fake and counterfeited currency, substances contaminated nuclear rays and dust, publications, pictures, religiously offensive or immoral drawings and stone sculptures, as well as paan substances, including betel leaves.
According to the FCA, the entry of a number of restricted commodities may be allowed following competent authorities’ consent including; live animals, plants, fertilisers and pesticides, weapons, ammunitions, explosives and fireworks, medicines, drugs and medical equipment and instruments, media publications and products, new vehicle tyres, transmission and wireless devices, alcoholic drinks, cosmetics and personal care products, raw diamonds and cigarettes manufactured and processed from tobacco.
In case of restricted commodities, competent authorities’ consent shall be sought, including the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Health and Prevention, Ministry of Culture and Youth, Federal Authority for Nuclear Energy, Ministry of Industry and Advance Technology, Telecommunication Regulatory Authority, Dubai Police and Kimberley UAE.
Travelers who are caught smuggling illegal items into or out of the UAE will be subject to a fine, imprisonment or both penalties.
The FCA also reminded travelers to refrain from receiving or exchanging luggage or bags from unknown persons in the country of departure without knowing their contents. ICA/Expat Media
Abu Dhabi intensifies crackdown on fake discounts, commercial fraud
UAE warns against illegal donation campaigns at mosques, social media
Ramadan fasting is natural way to detox, says UAE expert
Ramadan diet: UAE expert shares health tips
Dubai airline starts trials of IATA Covid-19 Travel Pass
Sharjah police seize e-scooters, bicycles and motorbikes
Al Hayer Oasis: New park opens in Al Ain
Dubai expands eligibility for Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine
Travel from Emirates Road to SMBZ Road in just 9 minutes
Dh4 million robbery in Dubai: 5 Ethiopians jailed
Motorists to pay Abu Dhabi Darb toll during Ramadan
Indian expats split Dh1 million prize in Mahzooz