Customs: Find out what you can bring with you

Everything you need to know before boarding

If you arrive on an international flight, you must present your Customs Declaration Form before leaving the airport.

Residents returning to the United States are authorized to import valuables up to $800 free of tax. Residents who were on a non-stop flight from the Independent State of Samoa, Guam and the Virgin Islands can import up to $1,200 free of tax.

Residents: Tax-free Imported Items

  • Tobacco: 1,000 cigarettes, a reasonable amount of tobacco and 100 cigars
  • Passengers 21 or older: 1 quart of alcoholic beverages. Passengers from the Virgin Islands, Guam or Samoa: 1 gallon
  • Perfumes and lotions
  • Some personal use items

Non-Residents: Tax-free imported items

  • 50 cigars or 200 cigarettes or 4.4 pounds (2kg) of tobacco (passengers 21 or older)
  • 1 quart of alcoholic beverages (passengers 21 or older)
  • Gifts valued under $100USD

It’s forbidden to import

  • Narcotics
  • Marihuana
  • Meats
  • Uncertified fish
  • Cuban cigars
  • Items from Iran
  • Leather items from Haiti

International passengers can bring up to $10,000USD or its equivalent in foreign currency without declaring it to Customs officials.

For a complete list of allowed items go here.

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