Austria Duty Free Allowance

Austria Duty Free Allowance

Austria Duty-Free Allowance

Austria comes within the European Union. So if you are travelling from the UK, you are entitled to buy fragrance, skincare, cosmetics, Champagne, wine, selected spirits, fashion accessories, gifts and souvenirs – all at tax-free equivalent prices.

There are no allowance restrictions on these tax-free items as such.

If arriving from within the European Union, you must prove your goods are for personal use if you bring in more than the following quantities:

  1. 800 cigarettes or 400 cigarillos or 200 cigars or 1kg of tobacco is the maximum Limit.
  2. Not more than 10L of spirits over 22% or 20L of fortified wine or spirits up to 22%.
  3. Permissible limit of 90L of wine (including up to 60L of sparkling wine).
  4. A Max of 110L of Beer.

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However, if you enter Austria from:

  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Hungary
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Romania

then the tax-exempt allowance for cigarettes is 300. Moreover, any cigarettes in excess of this quantity are subject to tobacco duty.

If you are arriving from a Non-European country, the following goods may be imported into Austria by travellers over 17 years of age without incurring customs duty:

  1. 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco or a proportional mix of these products.
  2. 1L of spirits over 22% or 2L of fortified wine or spirits up to 22% or a proportional mix of these products is permissible.
  3.  Not more than 4L of non-sparkling wine.
  4. 16L of beer is the Maximum Limit.
  5. Medicinal products sufficient for your visit.
  6. Other goods up to a worth of €430 for airline travellers or €300 for other travellers per calendar day (reduced to €150 for children under 15).

BANNED IMPORTS

  • Restricted imports comprise of plant and animal products and endangered species.
  • Travellers cannot import medicines other than prescribed drugs for personal use.
  • If you’re bringing a weapon and ammunition into Austria, you must hold a European Firearms Pass. The import of certain weapons, like knuckle dusters or pump-action guns, is banned.

 

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