List of Prohibited Items not to bring at Saudi Airports

Every Saudi resident should know the list of items prohibited or banned by customs to bring through airports, airlines or any other way in Saudi Arabia. People also want to know if Naswar or sex toys are also prohibited in Saudi Arabia.

Do you know that hundreds of people are penalized every year for bringing items prohibited or banned by customs to bring through airports or airlines in Saudi Arabia? Therefore, we have produced this list for you.

  1. Alcohol

Alcohol is on the top of the list of items prohibited or banned by customs to bring through airports, airlines or any other way in Saudi Arabia. Recommended: Punishment of drinking Alcohol in Saudi Arabia

Alcohol distilling equipment, Alcohol in general, Alcohol-containing items, flavoring extracts, cooking wines, winemaking kits, books on the manufacturing of such drinks or any foods with alcohol, alcoholic beverages, kinds of Liquor, or items containing liquor as an ingredient come under the same category.

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  1. Sex Toys

Sex toys are prohibited in Saudi Arabia. Sex toys, items related to sex and/or obscene material, literature including fashion magazines with people wearing undergarments or swimsuits, Massage devices which are presented in an immoral way are in the list of items prohibited or banned by customs to bring through airports, airlines or any other way in Saudi Arabia.

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  1. Pormographic Material

All pormographic material is in the list of items prohibited or banned by customs to bring through airports, airlines or any other way in Saudi Arabia.

ALL PRINTED MATTER, BOOKS, PICTURES, RECORDS, FILMS, TAPES, SLIDES, MOVIES, VIDEOS, COMPACT DISCS, COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND DISKETTES, ETC. ARE SUBJECT TO CENSORSHIP AND CONFISCATION (MUST BE PACKED SEPARATELY FOR EASY ACCESS AND MARKED ON THE INVENTORY)

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  1. Narcotics

All kinds of narcotics including heroin, cocaine, morphine or any other drug of this kind are in in the list of items prohibited or banned by customs to bring through airports, airlines or any other way in Saudi Arabia.  However, the policy for tobacco, cigarette, and Naswar is different in Saudi Arabia.

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  1. Bible, Christmas trees and Crosses

Bible, Christmas trees, Crosses, Crucifixes or stars of David, decorations or any other items (BIBLES) associated with religions other than Islam are in the list of items prohibited or banned by customs to bring through airports, airlines or any other way in Saudi Arabia.

  1. A prototype of the Holy Kaaba

A prototype of Kaaba Shrine, Prototype of Prophet Mohammad’s ring, Quran in commercial quantities, Statues, figurines, carvings are in the list of items prohibited or banned by customs to bring through airports, airlines or any other way in Saudi Arabia.

  1. Animal Blood Products

Animal blood products, Frogs meat, Furs & Ivory, Live animals including insects, Pigs (Swine) and pork products, Processed or Unprocessed dead animals or parts, spawn of silk-worms, any kinds of soil, leaf, stem, straw and natural manure are in the list of items prohibited or banned by customs to bring through airports, airlines or any other way in Saudi Arabia.

  1. ZamZam Water

While pilgrims are allowed to take one bottle of ZamZam water from Saudi Arabia, it is in in the list of items prohibited or banned by customs to bring through airports, airlines or any other way in Saudi Arabia.

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  1. Weapons and firearms

Weapons and firearms (real or ornamental), including guns, Antique guns, ammunition, fireworks, spears and other edged weapons, Special types of knives for aggressive purposes like double-edged knives, or handheld knives, Explosive and radioactive materials, crackers etc. (owner subject to investigation, fines, and/or imprisonment) all are in the list of items prohibited or banned by customs to bring through airports, airlines or any other way in Saudi Arabia.

  1. Night vision binoculars

Night vision binoculars through which it is possible to see in the dark, binoculars that capture images at night and binoculars for targets identification or similar items are in the list of items prohibited or banned by customs to bring through airports, airlines or any other way in Saudi Arabia.

  1. Wireless telephones, Radio transmitter

Wireless telephones, Radio transmitter/communication equipment (including walkie-talkies, shortwave, VHF, marine, police band equipment, Satellite phone cards, Devices which transmit programs, Car antennas similar to the ones used by security cars are also in the list of items prohibited or banned by customs to bring through airports, airlines or any other way in Saudi Arabia.

  1. Nutmeg Fruit

The nutmeg fruit, its seed, and powder are also in the list of items prohibited or banned by customs to bring through airports, airlines or any other way in Saudi Arabia. It is only permitted to import nutmeg powder mixed with other spices in the allowable limit, which shall not exceed 20%.

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  1. Cars with right-side steering wheel

Cars with steering wheels on the right side, Annoying car horns or horns that play tunes, Used tires or retread tires are also in the list of items prohibited or banned by customs to bring through airports, airlines or any other way in Saudi Arabia.

  1. Some other Prohibited Items to bring in Saudi Arabia

  • Counterfeit money
  • Gambling devices, Lottery tickets or Slot machines
  • Human Parts
  • Industrial waste and hazardous refuse
  • Items of human concealment
  • Laser pens or pointers, Pinhole glasses
  • Light-emitting shoes in which mercury is used
  • Medicine MUST be accompanied by a doctor's prescription and is to be for personal use only
  • Military Items, Military uniforms or equipment of any kind
  • Politically sensitive material
  • Potassium Bromate used as an enhancer in bread production.
  • Satellite cards
  • Stuffed animals and Pokémon toys