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Getting Through Customs on Grenada

Visitors should be aware of import and export regulations and duties

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Grenada Customs
 

Travelers who visit Grenada should be clear about which items are prohibited for import or export from the country. Visitors should also understand their personal spending allowances and customs regulations for their own country to avoid trouble when returning home.

Grenada Customs

Grenada customs and excise regulations allow foreign travelers who meet entry requirements to import limited quantities of alcohol and tobacco free of duty. Travelers may import 50 cigars, 200 cigarettes, or half a pound of tobacco, while a total of one quart of liquor and wine may be imported. Legal items for personal use can generally be imported as long as they are not in excessive quantities.

Customs regulations prohibit the importation of food and agricultural items such as fruits, vegetables, meat, and soil. Street drugs are illegal on Grenada, and may not be imported into the country. Firearms and ammunition are also prohibited for importation, and boats with firearms should notify customs officials upon arrival. Weapons will be held onshore until departure or may be put in a safety locker on board the boat. Bark, wildlife, coral, and other marine specimens may not be taken from their natural environments or exported. There may also be certain restrictions on electronics and other equipment. Travelers with pets must obtain health documents and an import permit and contact the government veterinary officer prior to travel. Prospective vacationers should contact customs and excise officials on Grenada or at their local embassy with specific concerns.

United States Customs

Customs regulations vary from country to country for travelers returning to their homes. Everyone should hang on to all receipts and keep track of the items purchased while abroad. The spending allowance for travelers returning to the United States is $800(USD) for visits longer than 48 hours. Travelers who have traveled abroad more than once during a month or who have been out of the country less than 48 hours have a $200(USD) spending allowance. Packages sent back to the United States can contain goods worth up to $800(USD). These allowances will include the value of any imported tobacco and alcohol, on which there are also limits.

  • Travelers returning to the United States from Grenada who are at least 21 years old may import 2 liters of alcohol as long as 1 liter was produced in a Caribbean Basin or Andean country.

  • 200 cigarettes and 100 cigars may be imported (Cuban cigars are illegal in the United States and may not be imported).

  • Antiques and fine art are duty-free.

  • 50 cigarettes, 10 cigars, and 150 milliliters of liquor may be imported if returning to the country within 48 hours of departure.

Travelers should consult the United States Customs and Border Protection (http://www.customs.gov) for a full list of items that cannot be brought into the United States from abroad. Serious health and safety hazards can arise from the importation of foreign goods, such as fruits, meats, soils, insects, animal and marine specimens, medicines, chemicals, and other agricultural products and hazardous materials.

Customs Information

Country Contact Information
Grenada Customs and Excise Department
The Carenage, St. George's:
473-440-2239
Point Salines International Airport
473-444-4137 Grenville and Carriacou
473-417-6093
United States U.S. Customs Service
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20229
877-227-5511
http://www.cbp.gov
United Kingdom HM Customs & Excise
0845-010-9000
http://www.hmce.gov.uk
Canada Canada Border Services Agency
800-461-9999
http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html
France Embassy of France in the United States
4101 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007
202-944-6375
http://ambafrance-us.org/spip.php?rubrique=2
Netherlands Royal Netherlands Embassy
4200 Linnean Avenue NW
Washington D.C. 20008
202-244-5300
http://www.netherlands-embassy.org/homepage.asp
Australia Australian Customs Service
1-300-363-263
http://www.customs.gov.au
New Zealand New Zealand Customs Service
04-473-6099
http://www.customs.govt.nz

Customs and excise departments are designed to keep a country safe from illegal and hazardous items. Travelers who avoid these items and who do not spend outside of their allowances should be able to quickly move through customs as they return from Grenada.

 

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