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Customs regulations relating to import of goods by departure from the European Union (EU)

You may import the following amounts of alcohol, tobacco and perfume if the goods are designated  only for private use. If you carry larger amounts with you,  private use  is doubtful and you may have to pay duty on the goods.

All information without warranty.

From December 2012.

For further information please contact the relevant authorities in the country.

Source: Travel Information Manual

Algeria
Austria
Belgium
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Cape Verde
Canada
China
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Egypt
Finland
France
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Great Britain
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Kenya
Luxembourg
Maldives
Malta
Mexico
Morocco
Namibia
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Sweden
Switzerland
Serbia & Montenegro
Republic of Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Tunisia
Turkey
USA
Venezuela
United Arab Emirates (including Dubai)
Vietnam

 

 

 

     
Algeria Spirits 1 l alcoholic beverages

(Minimum age for import is 18)

Tobacco 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 400 g tobacco
  Perfumes 0,5 l Eau de Cologne and 0,15 l perfumes (unopened bottles)

 

 

 

   
Austria Spirits 10 l alcoholic beverages > 22 % vol. or 20 l alcoholic beverages < 22 % vol. or 90 l wine (including a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) or 110 l beer
(Minimum age for import is 17)
Tobacco 800 cigarettes or 400 cigarillos (max. 3 g. / piece) or 200 cigars or 1 kg tobacco
  Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Belgium Spirits 10 l alcoholic beverages > 22 % vol. and 20 l alcoholic beverages < 22 % vol. and 90 l wine (including a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) and 110 l beer
(Minimum age for import is 17) Tobacco 800 cigarettes and 200 cigars and 400 cigarillos and 1 kg tobacco
  Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Bosnia-Herzegovina Spirits 1 l alcoholic beverages
  Tobacco 200 cigarettes and 20 cigars or 200 g tobacco
  Perfumes 1 bottle perfumes
  Info max. 76,70 EUR import each traveller

 

 

 

   
Bulgaria Spirits 10 l alcoholic beverages > 22 % vol. and 20 l alcoholic beverages < 22 % vol. and 90 l wine (including a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) and 110 l beer
(Minimum age for import is 17) Tobacco 800 cigarettes and 200 cigars and 400 cigarillos (max. 3 g./piece.) and 1 kg tobacco
  Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

 

   
Canada:    
Canadian Citizens Spirits 40 oz = 1,14 l alcoholic beverages or 51 oz. = 1,5 l wine or 8,5 l beer
  Tobacco 200 cigarettes and 50 cigars or cigarillos and 200 g tobacco + 200 tobaccosleeves
  Perfumes for private use only
Non-Canadian Citizens Spirits 40 oz = 1,14 l alcoholic beverages or wine or 8,5 l beer
  Tobacco 200 cigarettes and 50 cigars or cigarillos and 200 g tobacco + 200 tobaccosleeves
  Perfumes Gifts worth 60, - CAD (includes perfumes)

 

 

 

   

Cape Verde

Spirits 2 l wine (max. 1 l per bottle) and 1 l spirits
  Tobacco 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 g tobacco
  Perfumes 250 ml Eau de Toilette and 50 g perfumes

 

 

 

   
China Spirits 2 bottles alcoholic beverages à 0,75 l (for stays up to 6 months) or 4 bottles alcoholic beverages à 0,75 l (for stays mor than 6 months)
  Tobacco 400 cigarettes (for stays up to 6 months) or 600 cigarettes (for stays more than 6 months)
  Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Costa Rica Spirits 3 l alcoholic beverages
(Minimum age for import is 18)
Tobacco 400 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 500 g tobacco
  Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Croatia Spirits 1 l alcoholic beverages and 1 l wine
  Tobacco 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 g tobacco
  Perfumes 250 ml Eau de Cologne and 1 bottles perfumes

 

 

 

   
Cuba Spirits 3 bottles alcoholic beverages
(Minimum age for import is 18) Tobacco 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 g tobacco
  Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Cyprus Spirits 10 l alcoholic beverages > 22 % vol. and 20 l alcoholic beverages < 22 % vol. and 90 l wine (including a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) and 110 l beer
  Tobacco 800 cigarettes and 400 cigarillos (max. 3 g. / piece) and 200 cigars and 1 kg tobacco
  Perfumes

for private use only

 

 

 

   
Czech Republic Spirits 10 l alcoholic beverages > 22 % vol. and 20 l alcoholic beverages < 22 % vol. and 90 l wine (including a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) and 110 l beer
  Tobacco 800 cigarettes and 400 cigarillos (max. 3 g. / piece) and 200 cigars and 1 kg tobacco
  Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Denmark Spirits 10 l alcoholic beverages > 22 % vol. and 20 l alcoholic beverages < 22 % vol. and 90 l wine (including a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) and 110 l beer
(Minimum age for import is 16) Tobacco 800 cigarettes and 400 cigarillos (max. 3 g. / piece) and 200 cigars and 1 kg tobacco
  Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Dominican Republic Spirits 1 bottles alcoholic beverages (max. 2 l)
(Minimum age for import is 16) Tobacco 200 cigarettes or 1 cigarsbox
  Perfumes 2 (already opened) bottles perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Egypt Spirits 1 l alcoholic beverages
  Tobacco 200 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 200 g tobacco
  Perfumes

for private use only, 1 l Eau de Cologne

 

 

 

   
Finland   Tax paid goods may be imported without restriction for private use only (true for European States).

 

 

 

   
France Spirits 10 l alcoholic beverages > 22 % vol. and 20 l alcoholic beverages < 22 % vol. and 90 l wine (including a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) and 110 l beer
(Minimum age for import is 17) Tobacco 800 cigarettes and 400 cigarillos and 200 cigars and 1 kg tobacco
  Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Germany Spirits 10 l alcoholic beverages > 22 % vol. and 20 l alcoholic beverages < 22 % vol. and 90 l wine (including a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) and 110 l beer
  Tobacco 800 cigarettes and 400 cigarillos (max. 3 g. / piece) and 200 cigars and 1 kg tobacco
  Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Ghana Spirits 250 ml wine and 250 ml Spirits
(Minimum age for import is 18) Tobacco 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars
  Perfumes 236,5 ml perfumes and 236,5 ml Eau de Toilette

 

 

 

   
Greece Spirits 10 l alcoholic beverages > 22 % vol. and 20 l alcoholic beverages < 22 % vol. and 90 l wine (including a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) and 110 l beer
(Minimum age for import is 17) Tobacco 800 cigarettes and 400 cigarillos and 200 cigars and 1 kg tobacco
  Perfumes unlimited amount

 

 

 

   
Great Britain Spirits 10 l alcoholic beverages > 22 % vol. and 20 l alcoholic beverages < 22 % vol. and 90 l wine (including a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) and 110 l beer
  Tobacco 800 cigarettes and 400 cigarillos (max. 3 g. / piece.) and 200 cigars and 1 kg tobacco
  Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Hungary Spirits 10 l alcoholic beverages > 22 % vol. and 20 l alcoholic beverages < 22 % vol. and 90 l wine (including a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) and 110 l beer
  Tobacco 800 cigarettes and 400 cigarillos (max. 3 g. / piece) and 200 cigars and 1 kg tobacco
  Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Iceland

(Minimum age for import of alcoholic beverages is 20)

Spirits

1 l wine and 1 l alcoholic beverages or 1,5 l alcoholic beverages and 6 l beer or 1 l wine and 6 l beer or 2,25 l wine

(Minimum age for import of tobacco is 18)

Tobacco 200 cigarettes or 250g tobacco
  Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Ireland Spirits 10 l alcoholic beverages > 22 % vol. and 20 l alcoholic beverages < 22 % vol. and 90 l wine (including a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) and 110 l beer
(Minimum age for import is 17) Tobacco 800 cigarettes and 400 cigarillos and 200 cigars and 1 kg tobacco
  Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Israel Spirits 1 l alcoholic beverages and 2 l wine
(Minimum age for import is 17)
Tobacco 250 cigarettes or 250 g other tobacco
  Perfumes 250 ml Eau de Cologne or 250 ml perfumes

 

 

 

   
Italy Spirits 10 l alcoholic beverages > 22 % vol. and 20 l alcoholic beverages < 22 % vol. and 90 l wine (including a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) and 110 l beer
  Tobacco 800 cigarettes and 400 cigarillos and 200 cigars and 1 kg tobacco
  Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Jamaica Spirits 1 Quart (= 1,14 l) alcoholic beverages and 1 Quart (= 1,14 l) wine
(Minimum age for import is 18) Tobacco 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 g tobacco
  Perfumes approximately 150 ml perfumes

 

 

 

   
Japan Spirits 3 bottles alcoholic beverages à 0,75 l
(Minimum age for import is 20) Tobacco 200 cigarettes and 50 cigars and 250 g tobacco (or 250 g combination) (Non-Japanese may importe double quantities)
  Perfumes 60 ml perfumes

 

 

 

   
Kenya Spirits 1 bottles alcoholic beverages
(Minimum age for import is 16) Tobacco 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 g tobacco
  Perfumes 236,5 ml perfumes

 

 

 

   
Luxembourg Spirits 10 l alcoholic beverages > 22 % vol. and 20 l alcoholic beverages < 22 % vol. and 90 l wine (including a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) and 110 l beer
  Tobacco 800 cigarettes and 400 cigarillos and 200 cigars and 1 kg tobacco
  Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Maldives Spirits prohibited
  Tobacco for private use only
  Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Malta Spirits 10 l alcoholic beverages > 22 % vol. and 20 l alcoholic beverages < 22 % vol. and 90 l wine (including a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) and 110 l beer
  Tobacco 800 cigarettes and 400 cigarillos (max. 3 g. / piece) and 200 cigars and 1 kg tobacco
  Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Mexico Spirits 3 l alcoholic beverages or 3 l wine
(Minimum age for import is 18) Tobacco 400 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 g pipe tobacco
  Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Morocco Spirits 1 l alcoholic beverages and 1 l wine
(Minimum age for import is 18)
Tobacco 200 cigarettes or 200 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 400 g tobacco
  Perfumes 5 ml Perfumes

 

 

 

   
Namibia Spirits 1 l alcoholic beverages and 2 l wine
(Minimum age for import is 16) Tobacco 400 cigarettes and 50 cigars and 250 g pipe tobacco
  Perfumes 50 ml perfumes and 250 ml Eau de Toilette

 

 

 

   
Netherlands Spirits 10 l alcoholic beverages > 22 % vol. and 20 l alcoholic beverages < 22 % vol. and 90 l wine (including a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) and 110 l beer
  Tobacco 800 cigarettes and 400 cigarillos (max. 3 g. / piece.) and 200 cigars and 1 kg tobacco
  Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Norway

(Minimum age for import of alcoholic beverages is:

< 22% = 18

> 22% = 20 )

Spirits 1 l alcoholic beverages > 22 % up to max. 60 % vol. and 1, 5 l alcoholic beverages from 2,5 % to 22 % vol. or 3 l alcoholic beverages up to 22 % vol. and 2 l beer > 2,5 up to max. 4,7 % vol. or max. 5 l beer (provided that no other alcoholic beverages were purchased)
(Minimum age for import of tobacco is 18) Tobacco 200 cigarettes or 250 g other tobacco and 200 piece cigarette paper

 

Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Poland Spirits 10 l alcoholic beverages > 22 % vol. and 20 l alcoholic beverages < 22 % vol. and 90 l wine (including a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) and 110 l beer
  Tobacco 800 cigarettes and 400 cigarillos (max. 3 g. / piece) and 200 cigars and 1 kg tobacco
  Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Portugal Spirits 10 l alcoholic beverages > 22 % vol. and 20 l alcoholic beverages < 22 % vol. and 90 l wine (including a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) and 110 l beer
(Minimum age for import is 17) Tobacco 800 cigarettes and 400 cigarillos (max. 3 g. / piece) and 200 cigars and 1 kg tobacco
  Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Romania Spirits 10 l alcoholic beverages > 22 % vol. and 20 l alcoholic beverages < 22 % vol. and 90 l wine (including a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) and 110 l beer
(Minimum age for import is 17) Tobacco 800 cigarettes and 400 cigarillos (max. 3 g. / piece) and 200 cigars and 1 kg tobacco
  Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Russia

(Minimum age for import of alcoholic beverages is 21)

Spirits 3 l alcoholic beverages
(Minimum age for import of tobacco is 18) Tobacco 400 cigarettes or 100 cigars or 200 cigarillos or 500 g tobacco (this information applies to tobacco products within one brand. For different brands you may only import half the specified quantities.)
  Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Sweden

(Minimum age for import of alcoholic beverages is 20)

Spirits 10 l alcoholic beverages > 22 % vol. and 20 l alcoholic beverages bis 22 % vol. and 90 l wine (including a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) and 110 l beer
(Minimum age for import of tobacco is 18) Tobacco 800 cigarettes and 400 cigarillos and 200 cigars and 1 kg tobacco
  Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Switzerland Spirits 2 l alcoholic beverages bis 15 % vol. and 1 l alcoholic beverages über 15 % vol. and 20 l wine
(Minimum age for import is 17) Tobacco 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 g tobacco
  Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Serbia & Montenegro Spirits 1 l alcoholic beverages and 1 l wine
  Tobacco 200 cigarettes and 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250 g tobacco
  Perfumes 1bottles Eau de Toilette 1 bottle perfumes

 

 

 

   
Republic of Slovakia Spirits 10 l alcoholic beverages > 22 % vol. and 20 l alcoholic beverages < 22 % vol. and 90 l wine (including a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) and 110 l beer
  Tobacco 800 cigarettes and 400 cigarillos (max. 3 g./piece) and 200 cigars and 1 kg tobacco
  Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Slovenia Spirits 10 l alcoholic beverages > 22 % vol. and 20 l alcoholic beverages < 22 % vol. and 90 l wine (including a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) and 110 l beer

Tobacco 800 cigarettes and 400 cigarillos (max. 3 g. / piece) and 200 cigars and 1 kg tobacco
  Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Spain Spirits 10 l alcoholic beverages > 22 % vol. and 20 l alcoholic beverages < 22 % vol. and 90 l wine (including a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) and 110 l beer
  Tobacco  800 cigarettes and 400 cigarillos (max. 3 g. / piece) and 200 cigars and 1 kg tobacco
  Perfumes  for private use only

 

 

 

   
Sri Lanka Spirits Nationals/Residents: 2,5 l alcoholic beverages and 2 bottles wine Non-Residents: 1,5 l alcoholic beverages and 2 bottles wine

(Minimum age for import is 18)

For families traveling  together, only two members may import tobacco goods

Tobacco Nationals/Residents: 200 Beedi (=cigarette-like product) and 50 cigars and 200 g tobacco and 100 g smokeless tobacco Non-Residents: generally no restrictions
  Perfumes Nationals/Residents: 250 ml Eau de Toilette Non-Residents: 250 ml Eau de Toilette and 30 ml perfumes

 

 

 

   
South Africa Spirits 1 l alcoholic beverages and 2 l wine
  Tobacco 200 cigarettes and 50 cigars and 250 g tobacco
  Perfumes 50 ml perfumes and 250 ml Eau de Toilette

 

 

 

   
Tunisia Spirits 1 bottles alcoholic beverages
  Tobacco 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 400 g tobacco
  Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Turkey Spirits 1 bottles á 1 l or 2 bottles á 700 resp. 750 ml wine or alcoholic beverages
(Minimum age for import is 18) Tobacco 200 cigarettes and 5 cigarillos (max. 3 g. / piece.) and 10 cigars and 200 g tobacco and 200 leaflets or 200 g pipe or chewing tobacco or 50 g smokeless tobacco
  Perfumes 5 bottles perfumes (max. 120 ml / bottle)

 

 

 

   
USA Spirits 1 Quart (= 0,95 l) alcoholic beverages
(Minimum age for import of alcoholic beverages is 21) Tobacco for U.S. citizens:1000 cigarettes and 100 cigars and tobacco for private use for non-U.S. citizens: 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 2000 g tobacco
  Perfumes for private use only

 

 

 

   
Venezuela Spirits 2 l alcoholic beverages
  Tobacco 200 cigarettes and 25 cigars
  Perfumes 4 small bottles of perfume

 

 

 

   
United Arab Emirates (including Dubai) Spirits To Abu Dhabi: 4 l alcoholic beverages (for Non-Muslims). To Dubai: 4 l alcoholic beverages or 24 cans beer. To Sharjah: 2 l alcoholic beverages and 1 range beer
  Tobacco 400 cigarettes and cigars up to a value of AED 3000,- (ca. 520,- €) and 2 kg tobacco (no snuff or chewing tobacco)
  Perfumes for private use only (up to a value of AED 3000,-)

 

 

 

   
Vietnam Spirits 1,5 l alcoholic beverages > 22 % vol. or 2 l alcoholic beverages < 22 % vol. or 3 l beer

(Minimum age for import is 18)

Tobacco 400 cigarettes or 100 cigars or 500 g tobacco
  Perfumes

for private use only

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