Customs and tax allowances for travellers
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Customs and tax allowances for travelers

If you enter EU through airport which is not in EU country, goods in your personal baggage having no commercial character can be imported free of customs duties, VAT and excise duties within the following limits:
Product Amount
Tobacco products
200 cigarettes
100 cigarillos
 50 cigars
 250 grams of tobacco

* Each amount represents 100% of the total allowance for tobacco products and any combination of those products must not exceed 100%. Example: 100 cigarettes + 50 cigarillos = total allowance
Alcoholic beverages (a) total of 1 liter of alcohol and alcoholic beverages of alcoholic strength exceeding 22% vol, or undenatured ethyl alcohol of 80% vol and over (b); or
total of 2 liters of alcoholic beverages of alcoholic strength not exceeding 22% vol.(b)
total of 4 liters of still wine, and16 liters of beer (only for VAT and excise duty)
Other goods (including perfume, coffee, tea, electronic devices etc.) (a)
Up to the value of €430 for air and sea travelers.
The value on an individual item may not be split up. The value of personal baggage (i.e. suitcases) and medicinal products for personal needs of the traveler do not count. Travelers under 15 years of age can be exempted from paying import fees up to the value of 150  €.

a) Allowances concerning tobacco and alcohol do not apply to travelers under 17 years of age. 
b) Each of these amounts represents 100 % of the total allowance for alcohol and alcoholic beverages (see Art. 9 (2) of Directive 2007/74/EC), 
c) Cigarillos are cigars of maximum weight 3 grams each.


Restrictions of particular interest for international passengers

Products of animal origin
Apart from some exceptions, the Community rules do not allow the import of meat, meat products, milk and milk products by travelers.

Animal or plants or their parts, covered by Washington Convention (CITES)
Travelers must be aware that certain wildlife animals, plants or their parts are protected by Washington Convention (CITES). The import of these  is severely restricted pursuant to the Community rules.   

Pet owners must observe the Community rules on traveling with/of pet animals.   

Prohibitions and restrictions in the following areas are covered by national legislation 
  • Illegal drugs
  • Medicines
  • Weapons
  • Explosive Materials
  • Pornographic Materials

If you need more information, please contact the relevant authorities. 

Travelling with € 10.000 cash or more 
Travelers entering or leaving the EU and carrying €10.000 cash or more (or its equivalent in other currencies or easily convertible assets such as cheques drawn by a third party) must declare it with the Customs. This follows the new European Regulation that entered into force, aimed at obstruction of money laundering and terrorism financing. The Customs authorities are empowered by the Regulation to undertake controls of individuals, their baggage and their means of transport and to detain cash that has not been declared.

Travelers  must  be  aware  that  all  Member  States apply penalties in the event of non-observance of the obligation to-declare money, as is specified in  the  Regulation.  Some Member States may apply additional measures in accordance with their national legislation (e.g. intra-community cash controls).