Philippines

Customs

 
 
Visitors are advised to fill in the Baggage Declaration Form before disembarking to facilitate Customs examination.
 
The following are allowed duty-free:
  1. all passengers (18 years of age and over) (duty free allowance only once per year per passenger):
    • 400 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams of pipe tobacco
    • 2 bottles alcoholic beverages of not more than 1 liter each
    • 1 non-consumable item with a value of max. USD 200.-.
  2. once a year the following categories of passengers may bring in goods as specified below duty free:
    • returning residents who have stayed abroad more than 6 months:
      used electronic or electrical appliances and personal effects up to the value of PHP 10,000.-;
    • contract workers:
      used personal effects up to value of PHP 10,000.- and
      used home appliances, limited to 1 of each kind, up to the value of PHP 10,000.-.
    • 1 non-consumable item with a value of max. USD 200.-.
 
Customs prohibit the following:
  1. Printed subversive, obscene and pornographic materials
  2. Drugs or substances for abortion
  3. Gambling machines and articles, jackpot or pinball machines, lottery sweepstakes tickets, coin operated video machines
  4. Articles of gold, silver and precious metals without indications of actual fineness of quality
  5. Misbranded and/or adulterated drugs or foodstuffs.
  6. Firearms and firearm parts, replicas, explosives and ammunition.
  7. Marijuana, poppy, coca leaves, heroin, opium or any other prohibited drugs; opium pipes and parts thereof.
  8. Transport of all plants, planting materials, fruits and vegetables, regardless of quantity, if not accompanied by a valid quarantine documents (Import Permit/Authority to Import).