Caribbean Sailing Vacations by Ed Hamilton

RESTRICTIONS FOR IMPORTING LIQUOR and FOOD
into the Caribbean
Anguilla Antigua Bahamas
Belize British Virgin Islands Grenada
Guadeloupe Martinique St. Barts
St. Eustatius St. Kitts & Nevis St. Lucia
St. Maarten/St. Martin Saba St. Vincent & the Grenadines
  U.S. Virgin Islands  

Please note that while we try to keep all our information accurate, requirements do change and we cannot be responsible for errors. If you are concerned, or have questions about specific items you want to bring, please check with one of our staff or with the relevant tourist office.

BAHAMAS
2 liters of alcohol or wine per person. No fresh fruits or vegetables. We recommend packing food in coolers or luggage; no cardboard boxes. Meats, in limited quantities and USDA approved, should be frozen and packed in ice. Use of dry ice is severely restricted by the airlines; we would not recommend using it. Packaged items such as canned and dry goods that are carried in for your own consumption are normally allowed. Items may be subject to a duty. Restrictions can vary from time to time and from official to official. Having your receipt for the items may be helpful for duty purposes. Medications should be carried in a bottle with the written prescription and in quantities relative to your length of stay.

US VIRGIN ISLANDS
No known restrictions on food or beverages brought in directly from the US. We recommend packing food in coolers or luggage; no cardboard boxes. Meats should be frozen and packed in ice. Use of dry ice is severely restricted by the airlines; we would not recommend using it. Items such as canned and dry goods that are carried in for your own consumption are normally allowed.

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
1 quart of liquor or wine per person. No fresh fruits or vegetables. We recommend packing food in coolers or luggage; no cardboard boxes. Meats should be frozen and packed in ice. Use of dry ice is severely restricted by the airlines; we would not recommend using it. Packaged items such as canned and dry goods that are carried in for your own consumption are normally allowed. Restrictions can vary from time to time and from official to official. Having your receipt for items may be helpful for duty purposes. Medications should be carried in a bottle with the written prescription and in quantities relative to your length of stay.

ST. MAARTEN/St. MARTIN
2 liters of liquor or wine per person. You do not clear customs at the airport in St. Maarten, so your luggage will not be inspected. We recommend packing food in coolers or luggage; no cardboard boxes. Meats should be frozen and packed in ice. Use of dry ice is severely restricted by the airlines; we would not recommend using it. Fruits & vegetables brought in from the US are normally allowed. Medications should be carried in a bottle with the written prescription and in quantities relative to your length of stay. Surrounding islands with the same requirements: Saba, St. Eustatius, Anguilla, St. Barts, St. Kitts & Nevis.

ANTIGUA
1 liter of liquor or wine per person. No fresh fruits or vegetables. We recommend packing food in coolers or luggage; no cardboard boxes. Meats, in limited quantities and USDA approved, should be frozen and packed in ice. Use of dry ice is severely restricted by the airlines. We would not recommend using it. Packaged items such as canned and dry goods that are carried in for your own consumption are normally allowed. Items may be subject to inspection. Having your receipt may be helpful for duty purposes. Medications should be carried in a bottle with the written prescription and in quantities relative to your length of stay.

GUADELOUPE
1 liter of liquor and 2 liters of wine OR 2 liters of liquor per person. No fresh fruits or vegetables. We recommend packing food in coolers or luggage; no cardboard boxes. Meats, in limited quantities and USDA approved, should be frozen and packed in ice. Use of dry ice is severely restricted by the airlines. We would not recommend using it. Packaged items such as canned and dry goods that are carried in for your own consumption are normally allowed. Items may be subject to inspection. Having your receipt may be helpful for duty purposes. Medications should be carried in a bottle with the written prescription and in quantities relative to your length of stay.

MARTINIQUE
1 liter of liquor and 2 liters of wine OR 2 liters of liquor per person. No fresh fruits or vegetables. We recommend packing food in coolers or luggage; no cardboard boxes. Meats, in limited quantities and USDA approved, should be frozen and packed in ice. Use of dry ice is severely restricted by the airlines. We would not recommend using it. Packaged items such as canned and dry goods that are carried in for your own consumption are normally allowed. Items may be subject to inspection. Having your receipt may be helpful for duty purposes. Medications should be carried in a bottle with the written prescription and in quantities relative to your length of stay

ST. LUCIA
1 liter of liquor or wine per person. No fresh fruits or vegetables. We recommend packing food in coolers or luggage; no cardboard boxes. Meats, in limited quantities and USDA approved, should be frozen and packed in ice. Use of dry ice is severely restricted by the airlines. We would not recommend using it. Packaged items such as canned and dry goods that are carried in for your own consumption are normally allowed. Items may be subject to inspection. Restrictions can vary from time to time and from official to official. Having your receipt for the items may be helpful for duty purposes. Medications should be carried in a bottle with the written prescription and in quantities relative to your length of stay.

ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES
1 liter of liquor or wine per person. No fresh fruits or vegetables. We recommend packing food in coolers or luggage; no cardboard boxes. Meats, in limited quantities and USDA approved, should be frozen and packed in ice. Use of dry ice is severely restricted by the airlines. We would not recommend using it. Packaged items such as canned and dry goods that are carried in for your own consumption are normally allowed. Items may be subject to inspection. Restrictions can vary from time to time and from official to official. Having your receipt for the items may be helpful for duty purposes. Medications should be carried in a bottle with the written prescription and in quantities relative to your length of stay.

GRENADA
1 quart of liquor or wine per person. No fresh fruits or vegetables. We recommend packing food in coolers or luggage; no cardboard boxes. Meats, in limited quantities and USDA approved, should be frozen and packed in ice. Use of dry ice is severely restricted by the airlines. We would not recommend using it. Packaged items such as canned and dry goods that are carried in for your own consumption are normally allowed. Items may be subject to inspection. Restrictions can vary from time to time and from official to official. Having your receipt for the items may be helpful for duty purposes. Medications should be carried in a bottle with the written prescription and in quantities relative to your length of stay.

BELIZE
3 bottles (750 ML each) of liquor or wine per person. Vacuum packed USDA approved foods only. Use of dry ice is severely restricted by the airlines; we would not recommend using it. Meats require a permit from the Belize Department of Agriculture. No fresh fruits or vegetables Items may be subject to inspection and duty. Restrictions can vary from time to time and from official to official. Having your receipt for the items may be helpful for duty purposes. Medications should be carried in a bottle with the written prescription and in quantities relative to your length of stay.

We look forward to helping you plan your vacation.