Overview The following goods may be imported into Mongolia without incurring customs duty:
? 200 cigarettes and 50 cigars and 250g of tobacco. ? 1l of vodka and 2l of wine and 3l of beer. ? Personal effects. ? Goods up to a value of US$1,000.
Note: (a) Every tourist must fill in a customs declaration, which should be retained until departure. This allows for the free import and re-export of articles intended for personal use for the duration of stay. (b) Visitors intending to export antiques and fossils must have official permission. Some shops will supply the necessary documents upon purchase; otherwise, permission should be obtained from the Ministry of Enlightenment. (c) Goods to the value of ?20,000 are allowed to be exported from Mongolia.
Prohibited Imports Any publications, records, films and drawings critical of Mongolia; palaeontological and archaeological findings without special permission; collections of various plants and their seeds; birds and wild or domestic animals; wool, raw skins, hides and furs without permission from the appropriate authorities.