No customs duty is payable on used items such as personal effects and clothing when entering Mauritius. All persons at least 16 years old are allowed the following items duty free:
· 250 g of tobacco (either in the form of cigarettes or cigars)
· 1 litre of whisky
· 2 litres of wine/beer
· 25 cl of 'eau de toilette'
· At most 10 cl of perfume
The importation and entrance of plants, flowers and fresh fruits have to be cleared by the Ministry of Agriculture and the importation of sugar cane is strictly forbidden. A permit is needed for the importation of live animals while dogs and cats have to be kept for 6 months in quarantine.