Getting Through Customs on St. Kitts

Familiarize yourself with St. Kitts customs policies for faster entry into the country

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St. Kitts Customs

Customs procedures on St. Kitts and Nevis are not complicated, and passing through is generally a swift and efficient process if you are prepared. Requirements are few, and visitors are allowed duty-free entrance with their personal items.

Officials sometimes check luggage for drugs because of occasional patterns of attempted import and export of illegal substances, but this is usually rare.


Although vacationers may enter the islands with personal belongings duty-free, some restrictions are placed on the amount of certain items that can be brought into the country.

  • Visitors are permitted to bring up to 200 cigarettes and 100 cigars, or 250 grams of tobacco

  • 1.136 liters of wine and spirits can be brought to the island

  • Travelers may bring up to 170 ml of perfume to St. Kitts or Nevis

Visitors who are returning to the United States will face these restrictions on items that can be brought back duty-free:

  • 200 cigarettes or 100 non-Cuban cigars can be brought into the United States

  • Travelers 21 years of age and older can bring up to two liters of alcohol as long as it was made in a Caribbean Basin Initiative country

  • Gifts may be mailed abroad as long as only one package per day is sent one addressee; packages may not contain tobacco, alcohol, or perfume totaling more than $500(USD)

If you have any other concerns about customs, you can contact the following agencies:

Country Contact Information
United States U.S. Customs Service
Tel: 877-227-5511
United Kingdom HM Customs and Excise
Tel: 0-845-010-9000
Australia Australian Customs Service
Tel: 1300-363-263
+61 (2) 6275 6666
Canada Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
Tel: 800-461-9999
China Customs General Administration
Fax: (852)2542-3334
New Zealand New Zealand Customs Service
Toll Free: 0 (800) 4 CUSTOMS (428-786)
Fax: 9-359-6730
Sweden Swedish Customs
Tel: +46 (0) 771 23 23 23

If you pass through customs on the either St. Kitts or Nevis, then you will not have to repeat the customs process if you visit the other island.


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