O.R. Tambo

We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information on any of the customs websites listed. The responsibility lies with you, the customer, to make sure that you are aware of the customs regulations of the country you are travelling to.

  • Purchases are prohibited to destinations within South Africa.
  • Passengers to Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland are not permitted to purchase duty free goods, only items which are manufactured in South Africa.
  • Diplomatic passport holders flying to these destinations are allowed to purchase duty free.

View some of the allowance guidelines which are available

Country City Url
South Africa Johannesburg Departures http://www.sars.gov.za/
South Africa Johannesburg Arrivals http://www.sars.gov.za/
Angola http://angola.visahq.com/customs/
Botswana http://www.gov.bw
Algeria http://www.mae.gov.dz
Benin www.gouv.bj
Burkina Faso www.gouvernement.gov.bf
Burundi www.burundi.gov.bi
Cameroon www.spm.gov.cm
Central African Republic http://www.rca-gouv.net
Congo www.presidentrdc.cd
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the www.presidentrdc.cd
Djibouti www.presidence.dj
Chad www.gouvernementdutchad.org/fr
Egypt www.egypt.gov.eg/english
Equatorial Guinea www.guineaecuatorialpress.com
Eritrea www.shabait.com
Ethiopia www.ethiopia.gov.et/home
Gabon www.en.legabon.org
Gambia www.gambia.gm
Ghana www.ghana.gov.gh
Kenya presidency.go.ke
Lesotho www.gov.ls
Liberia www.micatliberia.com
Madagascar www.wildmadagascar.org
Malawi www.malawi.gov.mw
Mali www.primature.gov.ml
Mauritania www.gksoft.com/govt/en
Morocco www.maroc.ma/en
Mozambique www.mozambique.mz
Namibia www.gov.na
Niger www.gouv.ne
Nigeria www.statehouse.gov.ng
Rwanda www.gov.rw
Senegal www.gouv.sn
Sierra Leone www.statehouse.gov.sl
Somalia www.somaligov.net
Sudan www.sudan.gov.sd
Tanzania, United Republic of www.tanzania.go.tz
Togo www.republicoftogo.com
Tunisia www.tunisie.gov.tn
Uganda gov.ug
Zambia www.zambia.gov.zm
Zimbabwe www.zim.gov.zw

Specific arrangements for collection of duty free purchases at the boarding gates are in place. Lags Ban applied if connecting through Australia to outside destinations.

Australia: View Customs Website

New Zealand: View Customs Website

View some of the allowance guidelines which are available

Country City Url
Australia http://www.border.gov.au
New Zealand http://www.customs.govt.nz/default.htm

Direct destinations within Europe - refer to allowance guidelines.

Connecting in Europe to any destination in the world (even within the same country) passengers are not allowed more than 100ml x 5 in liquid.

View some of the allowance guidelines which are available

Country City Url
United Kingdom http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/
Spain http://www.aeat.es/
Belgium http://fiscus.fgov.be/interfdanl/nl/site/customs_english.htm
Denmark http://www.skat.dk
Finland http://www.tulli.fi/
France http://www.douane.gouv.fr/
Germany http://www.zoll.de
Italy http://www.agenziadogane.it/
Netherlands http://www.belastingdienst.nl/
Norway http://www.toll.no/
Portugal http://www.dgaiec.min-financas.pt/
Sweden http://www.tullverket.se/en
Switzerland http://www.zoll.admin.ch/
Greece Athens https://greece.visahq.com/customs/
Turkey https://www.theistanbulinsider.com/border-procedures-and-duty-free-allowance-at-istanbul-ataturk-international-airport/
Albania www.kryeministria.al/en
Armenia www.gov.am/en
Austria https://www.bka.gv.at/site/3327/Default.aspx
Belarus www.belarus.by/en/government
Bosnia and Herzegovina www.fbihvlada.gov.ba/english
Bulgaria www.government.bg
Croatia www.vlada.hr/en
Cyprus www.cyprus-government.com
Czech Republic www.czech.cz
Estonia https://valitsus.ee/en
France formin.finland.fi/english
France www.oecd.org/fr
Georgia http://georgia.gov/
Gibraltar https://www.gibraltar.gov.gi
Hungary www.kormany.hu
Ireland www.gov.ie
Latvia www.mk.gov.lv/en
Lithuania lrv.lt/en
Luxembourg www.gouvernement.lu
Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of www.stat.gov.mk
Malta https://www.gov.mt
Moldova, Republic of www.moldova.md/en
Montenegro www.gov.me/en
Poland www.msz.gov.pl/en
Romania gov.ro/en
Serbia www.srbija.gov.rs
Slovenia www.vlada.si/en
Ukraine mfa.gov.ua/en

Specific LAGS allowances - refer to allowance guidelines.

LAGS BAN applies when connecting to any destination through the United States of America.

Country City Url
United States http://www.cbp.gov/
Canada https://www.canada.ca
Mexico en.presidencia.gob.mx

Specific allowances - refer to allowance guidelines.

Lags prohibited when connecting through the Island.

Mauritius: View Customs Website

Country City Url
Mauritius http://www.mra.mu/
Anguilla www.gov.ai
Antigua and Barbuda www.ab.gov.ag
Aruba www.gobierno.aw
Bahamas www.bahamas.gov.bs
Barbados https://www.gov.bb
Bermuda www.gov.bm
Cape Verde www.governo.cv
Cayman Islands www.gov.ky
Comoros www.beit-salam.km
Cook Islands www.cook-islands.gov.ck
Cuba www.cubagob.cu
Dominica www.dominica.gov.dm
Dominican Republic www.dominica.gov.dm
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) www.falklands.gov.fk
Fiji www.fiji.gov.fj
French Polynesia www.presidence.pf
French Polynesia www.statoids.com
Grenada www.gov.gd
Haiti primature.gouv.ht/
Jamaica opm.gov.jm
Kiribati www.parliament.gov.ki
Maldives www.presidencymaldives.gov.mv
Marshall Islands www.rmiembassyus.org
Mayotte www.mayotte-tourisme.com
Micronesia, Federated States of www.fsmgov.org
Montserrat www.gov.ms
Papua New Guinea www.pm.gov.pg
Nauru www.naurugov.nr
New Caledonia www.gouv.nc
Norfolk Island www.norfolkisland.gov.nf
Northern Mariana Islands gov.mp
Palau palaugov.org
Reunion en.reunion.fr
Saint Kitts and Nevis http://sknis.info/
Saint Lucia www.govt.lc
Saint Martin www.sintmaartengov.org
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines www.gov.vc
Samoa www.samoagovt.ws
Seychelles www.egov.sc
Solomon Islands www.commerce.gov.sb
Timor-Leste timor-leste.gov.tl
Tonga www.tongaportal.gov.to
Trinidad and Tobago www.ttconnect.gov.tt
Turks and Caicos Islands www.gov.tc
Tuvalu www.tuvaluislands.com
Vanuatu https://governmentofvanuatu.gov.vu
Virgin Islands, British www.bvi.gov.vg

Duty Free allowances to direct destinations are permitted - refer to allowance guidelines.

Connecting onwards from these destinations the LAGS BAN applies.

Country City Url
Hong Kong http://www.customs.gov.hk/
Saudi Arabia http://www.saudia-online.com/Travelling%20to%20Saudi%20Arabia.htm
Pakistan http://www.cbr.gov.pk/
Bahrain http://www.bahraincustoms.gov.bh
Oman http://www.rop.gov.om/english/dg_customs.asp
Qatar http://www.mofa.gov.qa
India http://www.cbec.gov.in/
Indonesia http://www.my-indonesia.info/
Japan http://www.customs.go.jp/english/summary/passenger.htm
Korea, Republic of http://www.korea.net/
Philippines http://www.gov.ph/
Thailand http://www.customs.go.th
Iran, Islamic Republic of http://www.irica.gov.ir/
Kuwait http://www.e.gov.kw
Malaysia http://www.customs.gov.my
Singapore http://www.customs.gov.sg/
Sri Lanka http://www.customs.gov.lk/
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi http://www.auhcustoms.gov.ae
United Arab Emirates Dubai http://www.dxbcustoms.gov.ae/
United Arab Emirates Fujairah http://www.fujairah.ae/en/pages/customs.aspx
United Arab Emirates Sharjah http://www.sharjahcustoms.gov.ae/
Israel https://taxes.gov.il/Pages/HomePage.aspx
Azerbaijan www.azerbaijan.az
Bangladesh www.bangladesh.gov.bd
Bhutan www.bhutan.gov.bt
Bolivia www.bolivia.gob.bo
Brunei Darussalam www.jpm.gov.bn
Cambodia https://www.evisa.gov.kh
China www.gov.cn/english
Iraq www.mofa.gov.iq/en
Jordan www.jordan.gov.jo
Lao Peoples Democratic Republic www.mofa.gov.la
Lebanon www.presidency.gov.lb/english
Macao portal.gov.mo
Mongolia www.president.mn/eng
Myanmar evisa.moip.gov.mm
Nepal www.nepal.gov.np
Palestinian Territory, Occupied palestine.dk/palestine/government
Russian Federation government.ru/en
Syrian Arab Republic www.syrianfinance.gov.sy/english
Tajikistan www.prezident.tj/en
Turkmenistan www.turkmenistan.gov.tm
Uzbekistan www.gov.uz/en
Viet Nam www.mofa.gov.vn/en
Yemen www.moit.gov.ye/moit