Overview The following goods may be imported into India without incurring customs duty:
• 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco. • Up to 1l each of alcoholic liquor and wine. • Goods for personal use. • Reasonable quantities of medicines. Note: (a) Import by non-residents is only permitted if the national has entered India for a stay of not less than 24 hours and not more than six months, provided they visit not more than once a month. (b) Domestic pets (cats, dogs, birds etc) are permitted to be imported into India as long as they have a health certificate from the country of origin. (c) Cash/travelers cheques totaling more than US$10,000 are supposed to be declared at customs.
Prohibited Imports Livestock, live plants, illicit drugs, weapons, gold and silver bullion.