For travelers coming into the country or leaving it is:
- Dangerous drugs or narcotic substances.
- Pornographic or seditious materials.
- Any material ridiculing any religious belief.
- Fire arms, ammunitions, explosives and weapons.
- Pharmaceuticals and medicines, except for personal use.
- Goods for commercial or trade purposes, except trade samples.
- Plants, fruits, birds and their products. Import permit must be obtained prior to travel.
Personal allowances are 1.5 litre of spirits, 2 bottles of wine, 250ml of eau de cologne; and small quantity of perfume and souvenirs not intended for commercial use, up to the value of USD 250; per passenger over the age of 18 years.
In domestic flights, penknives and other sharp objects, liquids, matchboxes and lighters, batteries and some electronic items are not allowed in your cabin baggage, so pack them into your check-in luggage, or they will probably be either confiscated or taken away from you only to be returned at the other end of the flight.
As with airports all over the world in this era, security checks are stringent and you and your luggage may be searched more than once before you get on the plane.
The normal free allowance while flying he government-owned Indian Airlines is 20 kg in Economy and 30 kg in First Class.
Airport Departure Tax
No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.