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Stansted Airport Duty Free Information


Croatia

Travellers are exempt from customs duty for goods of a non-commercial nature which they carry in their personal luggage up to the value of K300. In addition, the following goods may be taken into Croatia without incurring customs duty:
200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100 cigarillos or 250g of tobacco; 2l of wine and 1l of spirits and 2l of liqueur; 250ml of eau de cologne and perfume up to 50g.


Note:
(a) Articles of archaeological, historical, ethnographic, artistic and other scientific or cultural value require an export licence issued by the Croatian authorities. (b) When crossing the state border, travellers must report to the police weapons and ammunition they are bringing in.

Cyprus

The following goods may be imported into Cyprus without incurring customs duty:
200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco; 1l of spirits (over 22 per cent volume) or 2l of fortified wine or sparkling wine, 2l of still wine; 50g of perfume and 250ml of eau de toilette; goods (excluding jewellery) up to €175 (within that limit Finland allows a maximum of 16l of beer per person.) The limit is reduced to £90 for travellers under 15 years of age to all EU countries except Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK.


Prohibited imports:
Agricultural products and propagating stock, such as natural fruit, flowers, seeds etc. without the approval of the competent authorities; the importation of a number of other articles such as uncooked meat, fish and dairy products, animals, fire arms and explosives, pirated or counterfeit goods, obscene publications is also prohibited or restricted.

Czech

The following goods may be imported into the Czech Republic without incurring customs duty:
200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g tobacco (if over 16 years of age); 1l of spirits and 2l of wine (if over 18 years of age); 50g of perfume or 250ml of eau de toilette; gifts up to a value of €175 (if over 15 years of age) or €90 (if under 15 years of age); foods, fruits, flowers and medication for personal use.


Note:
The export of cultural heritage pieces is only possible with prior approval by the Czech Ministry of Culture.

Finland

The following items may be imported into Finland from non-EU countries without incurring customs duty:
200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco or 100 cigarillos; 2l of alcoholic beverages of less than 22 per cent by volume or 1l of alcoholic beverages of more than 22 per cent by volume, 2l of sparkling wine and 16l of beer; 50g of perfume and 250ml of eau de toilette; 100g of tea or 40g of tea extract and essence and 500g of coffee or 200g of coffee extract or essence.
Except for fuel, a passenger from another EU state is allowed an unrestricted amount of products that are aquired for own use. The tax-free importation of tobacco from countries which acceded to the EU as of May 2004 is restricted during a transitional period:
Czech Republic: 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g tobacco; Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovak Republic and Slovenia: 200 cigarettes;Estonia: 200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco.


Note: The import of alcoholic beverages over 22 per cent is only allowed by persons aged 20 years or over; alcoholic beverages up to 22 per cent may be imported by persons aged 18 years or over.

Restricted items:
The import and export of certain foods, plants, medicines (must be accompanied by a doctor's note), firearms and works of art are subject to certain restrictions and formalities. The import of drinks containing more than 60 per cent alcohol by volume is prohibited.

France

The following goods may be imported into France without incurring customs duty by passengers 17 years of age or older arriving from non-EU countries:
200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100 cigarillos or 250g of tobacco; 1l of spirits over 22 per cent or 2l of alcoholic beverage up to 22 per cent; 2l of wine; 50g of perfume and 250ml of eau de toilette; 500g of coffee or 200g of coffee extract; 100g of tea or 40g of tea extract; medication: quantities corresponding to the needs of the patient; other goods up to the value of €175 (€90 per person under 15 years of age);


Restricted items: (a) Plants and plant products. (b) Meat and meat products from Africa. (c) Pharmaceutical products (except those needed for personal use). (d) Works of art. (e) Collectors’ items and antiques. (f) Gold jewellery: other than personal jewellery below 500g in weight must be declared.

Germany

The following goods may be imported into the Federal Republic of Germany without incurring customs duty by visitors arriving from countries outside the EU:
200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco; 1l of spirits with an alcohol content exceeding 22 per cent by volume or 2l of spirits or liqueurs with an alcohol content not exceeding 22 per cent by volume or 2l of sparkling or liqueur wine; 2l of any other wine; 50g of perfume or 250ml of eau de toilette; 500g of coffee or 200g of coffee extracts; personal goods to the value of €175.00.


Note:
(a) The tobacco and alcohol allowances are granted only to those over 17 years of age. (b) Wine in excess of the above allowances imported for personal consumption and valued at less than €128 will be taxed at an overall rate of 16 per cent.

Spain

The following goods may be imported into Spain without incurring customs duty by passengers 17 years of age or older arriving from non-EU countries:
200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos 50 cigars or 250g tobacco (300 cigarettes, 150 cigarillos, 70 cigars and 400g of tobacco for EU nationals); 1l of spirits if exceeding 22 per cent volume or 2l of alcoholic beverage not exceeding 22 per cent volume and2l of wine (1.5l exceeding 22 per cent and 3l of up to 22 per cent and 5l of wine for EU nationals); 250ml eau de toilette and 50g of perfume; 500g of coffee or 200g of coffee extract (1000g of coffee and 4000g of coffee extract for EU nationals); 100g of tea or 40g of tea extract; gifts up to the value of approximately €37.26.


Abolition of duty free goods within the EU:
On 30 June 1999, the sale of duty-free alcohol and tobacco at airports and at sea was abolished in all of the original 15 EU member states. Of the 10 new member states that joined the EU on 1 May 2004, these rules already apply to Cyprus and Malta. There are transitional rules in place for visitors returning to one of the original 15 EU countries from one of the other new EU countries. But for the original 15, plus Cyprus and Malta, there are now no limits imposed on importing tobacco and alcohol products from one EU country to another (with the exceptions of Denmark, Finland and Sweden, where limits are imposed). Travellers should note that they may be required to prove at customs that the goods purchased are for personal use only.

 

 

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