Restricted Products


According to the Bahrain Customs and Ports Directorate Handbook, a number of items are prohibited from import. These include irradiated food products; weapons, except under special license; pornography and materials considered salacious; wild animals; radio-controlled model airplanes; children's toys containing methyl chloride and other articles declared injurious by the Ministry of Health; and foodstuffs and sweets containing cyclamates. Presentation of a certificate from manufacturers certifying that foods do not contain cyclamates is an important requisite. Drugs and medicines may only be imported by a drug store or pharmacy licensed by the Ministry of Health.